Marburg virus is a highly infectious and deadly virus that belongs to the family of filoviruses, which also includes Ebola virus. The virus is named after the city of Marburg, in Germany, where the first outbreak occurred in 1967. Marburg virus is known to cause hemorrhagic fever, a serious and often fatal disease characterized by fever, muscle pain, vomiting, diarrhea, and bleeding.

The virus is believed to be transmitted to humans from infected fruit bats or monkeys. Once infected, the virus can spread through human-to-human contact, such as coming into contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person or contaminated surfaces, such as clothing or bedding. The virus can also be transmitted through needles or syringes contaminated with infected blood.

There is currently no specific treatment or vaccine for Marburg virus, and the mortality rate can be as high as 90 percent. Treatment includes supportive care to alleviate symptoms and complications, such as rehydration and pain relief.

Outbreaks of Marburg virus have been reported in Africa, with the latest outbreak occurring in Uganda in 2017. The World Health Organization has listed Marburg virus as a priority disease in need of urgent research and development. It is important to take necessary precautions, such as practicing good hygiene and infection control measures, to prevent the spread of this deadly virus.