Marburg virus


Marburg virus is a typical emerging virus that causes severe haemorrhagic fever in humans, with high case‐fatality rates.

Keywords: Marburg virus; filovirus; epidemiology; haemorrhagic fever; molecular biology

Figure 1.

The possible role of macrophages and endothelial cells in the development of haemorrhagic fever caused by Marburg virus. BM, basement membrane; CAM, cell adhesion molecule; E, erythrocyte; EC, endothelial cell; MAC, macrophage; N, nucleus; V, vacuole; Vir, virus particle. Adapted from Feldmann and Klenk (1996).


Further Reading

Feldmann H and Klenk H‐D (1996) Filoviruses: Marburg and Ebola. Advances in Virus Research 47: 1–52.

Feldmann H, Sanchez A and Klenk H‐D (1998) Filoviruses. In: Collier L et al. (eds) Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections, 9th ed, vol. 1, pp. 651–664. London: Arnold.

Klenck H‐D (ed.) (1999) Marburg and Ebola viruses. Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology 235 (in press).

Martini GA and Siegert R (eds) (1971) Marburg Virus Disease. New York: Springer Verlag.

Peters CJ, Sanchez A, Rollin PE, Ksiazek TG and Murphy FA (1996) Filoviridae: Marburg and Ebola viruses. In: Fields BN, Knipe DM and Howley PM et al. (eds) Fields Virology, 3rd edn, pp. 1161–1176. Philadelphia: Lippincott‐Raven.

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Feldmann, Heinz, and Klenk, Hans‐Dieter(Jan 2003) Marburg virus. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0001076]