An acute, often fatal, form of haemorrhagic fever. It is caused by a filovirus ( Marburg virus ) which normally lives in African monkeys. It is a hemorrhagic fever virus of the Filoviridae family of viruses and a member of the species Marburg marburgvirus, genus Marburgvirus. Marburg virus (MARV) causes Marburg virus disease in humans and nonhuman primates, a form of viral hemorrhagic fever. The virus is considered to be extremely dangerous.
Symptoms: Nausea and vomiting. Diarrhea (may be bloody) Red eyes. Raised rash. Chest pain and cough. Stomach pain. Severe weight loss. Bleeding, usually from the eyes, and bruising (people near death may bleed from other orifices, such as ears, nose and rectum). Diagnosis: Marburg test is diagnosed by different tests such as enzyme linked immunosorbent assay, Antigen detection test , Serum neutralization test, Virus isolation by cell culture.
Treament: 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.