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Who is most likely to get Marburg?

Historically, the people at highest risk include family members and hospital staff who care for patients infected with Marburg virus and have not used proper infection prevention and control measures.

Is there a cure to Marburg?

Like Ebola and many other viral diseases, there is no specific treatment for Marburg virus disease. Patients are given supportive hospital care by maintaining their fluid and electrolyte balance and other considerations, such as replacing lost blood and maintaining a good oxygen supply.

Is Marburg airborne?

Ebola and Marburg virus diseases are not airborne diseases and are generally considered not to be contagious before the onset of symptoms. Transmission requires direct contact with blood, secretions, organs, or other bodily fluids of dead or living infected people or animals.

How do you contract Marburg virus?

The virus spreads through direct contact (such as through broken skin or mucous membranes in the eyes, nose, or mouth) with: Blood or body fluids* (urine, saliva, sweat, feces, vomit, breast milk, amniotic fluid, and semen) of a person who is sick with or died from Marburg virus disease, or.

What kind of disease does Marburg virus cause?

Key facts 1 Marburg virus disease (MVD), formerly known as Marburg haemorrhagic fever, is a severe, often fatal illness in humans. 2 Rousettus aegyptiacus, fruit bats of the Pteropodidae family, are considered to be natural hosts of Marburg virus. 3 The Marburg virus causes severe viral haemorrhagic fever in humans.

Can a fruit bat be infected with Marburg virus?

Fruit bats infected with Marburg virus do not show obvious signs of illness. Primates (including people) can become infected with Marburg virus, and may develop serious disease with high mortality. Further study is needed to determine if other species may also host the virus.

Are there any cases of Marburg in Africa?

Since then, only a few sporadic cases in East Africa and southern Africa and one laboratory infection have been identified ( 4 – 7 ). Serosurveys for Marburg antibodies in the general population generally have shown prevalences of <2%, indicating it to be a rare and highly lethal disease ( 8 – 25 ).

How long is the incubation period for the Marburg virus?

People remain infectious as long as their blood contains the virus. The incubation period (interval from infection to onset of symptoms) varies from 2 to 21 days. Illness caused by Marburg virus begins abruptly, with high fever, severe headache and severe malaise. Muscle aches and pains are a common feature.