Imported Case of Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever -- Colorado, 2008

Fujita, N.; Miller, A.; Miller, G.; Gershman, K.; Gallagher, N.; Marano, N.; Hale, C.; Jentes, E.
December 2009
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;12/18/2009, Vol. 58 Issue 49, p1377
The article presents the case of Marburg hemorrhagic fever (MHF) in Colorado. MHF is a rare kind of viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF) caused by an RNA virus in the family Filoviridae. It has been demonstrated that fruit bats serve as the natural reservoir of Marburg virus (MARV). The case of MHF fever in a woman who returned from travel in Uganda is discussed.


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