Marburg and Ebola Haemorrhagic Fevers — photos

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Reservoir of Marbug virus.

Photo 1. Reservoir of Marbug virus. The African Green monkey or Vervet was the source of lethal infections contracted by laboratory workers in Europe. Sporadic cases have also occurred in Africa. The causative virus closely resembles that of Ebola haemorrhagic fever.

Ebola haemorrhagic fever.

Photo 2. Ebola haemorrhagic fever. Outbreaks have occurred in Zaire and the southern Sudan with a high case fatality rate in severely ill patients. However, mild cases as well as asymptomatic carriers also occur. Haemorrhagic manifestations in the skin and internal organs are common.

Virus of Ebola haemorrhagic fever.

Photo 3. Virus of Ebola haemorrhagic fever. This and the Marburg virus which is morphologically almost identical are the only branched viruses so far known. The virus shown here is from human liver. (x 30000)

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