Marburg and Ravn Viruses (Filoviridae)

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Marburg and Ravn viruses (Family Filoviridae, Order Mononegavirales) cause hemorrhagic disease in humans and non-human primates with clinical manifestations similar to Ebola virus disease. Since its discovery in 1967, MARV has caused infrequent, but deadly, outbreaks mostly within Africa. Its high lethality, bioweapon potential, and endemicity in African bat populations forms a threat to public health. No licensed vaccines or antiviral treatments are currently available.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Virology
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 1-5, Fourth Edition
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780128145166
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020


  • Classification
  • Clinical features
  • Epidemiology
  • Filoviridae
  • Filovirus
  • Genome
  • Life cycle
  • Marburg virus
  • Mononegavirales
  • Pathogenesis
  • Therapeutics
  • Vaccines
  • Viral hemorrhagic fever
  • Virus structure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Immunology and Microbiology


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