Marburg hemorrhagic fever is a rare, severe type of hemorrhagic fever which affects both humans and non-human primates. Caused by a genetically unique zoonotic (that is, animal-borne) RNA virus of the filovirus family, its recognition led to the creation of this virus family.
No antiviral medications have proved effective in treating infection with either virus.
Supportive hospital care includes: Providing fluids, Maintaining blood pressure, Providing oxygen as needed, Replacing lost blood, Treating other infections that develop.
New antibody weapons against Marburg virus found.