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Marburg Virus Identified in Bats in West Africa

08/01/19 By
MSD Veterinary Manual

Marburg virus, which causes a hemorrhagic fever similar to that caused by Ebola virus, has been identified for the first time in fruit bats in Sierra Leone. The team that found the virus is a part of project Predict, a US-led effort to identify potential human pathogens and take steps to control them before they cause outbreaks in people.

Read more about the identification of Marburg virus in bats in West Africa in the New York Times. 

More information on Marburg virus is available in the table on zoonotic diseases in the MSD Veterinary Manual. 

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