Marburg virus disease (MVD) is human disease caused by any of the two marburgviruses Marburg virus (MARV) and Ravn virus (RAVV).
In 1975, an Australian tourist became infected with MARV in Rhodesia.
There is currently no effective marburgvirus-specific therapy for MVD. Treatment is primarily supportive in nature and includes minimizing invasive procedures, balancing fluids and electrolytes to counterdehydration, administration of anticoagulants early in infection to prevent or control disseminated intravascular coagulation, administration of procoagulants late in infection to control hemorrhaging, maintaining oxygen levels, pain management, and administration of antibiotics or antimycotics to treat secondary infections
All travellers who arrive in Australia with any risk of contracting quarantinable VHF should be immediately notified to the Department of Health. Crimean-Congo, Ebola, Lassa and Marburg viral haemorrhagic fevers are subject to Australian quarantine.