|Marburg virus disease|
|Other names||Marburg hemorrhagic fever|
|Transmission electron micrograph of Marburg virus|
|Symptoms||Fever, weakness, muscle pain|
|Usual onset||2-21 days after exposure|
|Risk factors||Direct contact with bodily fluids of individuals infected with the virus|
|Diagnostic method||Blood test|
|Differential diagnosis||Ebola virus disease|
|Treatment||There is no treatment, only immediate supportive care|
|Deaths||24%-88% case fatality rate|
Marburg virus disease (MVD; formerly Marburg hemorrhagic fever) is a viral hemorrhagic fever in humans and primates caused by either of the two Marburgviruses: Marburg virus (MARV) and Ravn virus (RAVV). Its clinical symptoms are very similar to those of Ebola virus disease (EVD).
Egyptian fruit bats are believed to be the normal carrier in nature and Marburg virus RNA has been isolated from them.