Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever Transmission

Facts about Marburg hemorrhagic fever:

  • The animal host for Marburg viruses is unknown.
  • Some type of exposure allows African animals to infect humans. This may be from exposure to blood or body fluids.
  • Human-to-human transmission has occurred in a number of cases.

Last Updated: May 29, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever References
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