How dangerous is the Marburg Virus

Marburg Virus is one of the most dangerous viruses to exist in the world, with fatality rates ranging from 20% all the way to 90%. You can read more about the Marburg Virus in an earlier article we covered here. Marburg Virus shares the same virus family as the Ebola Virus, the virus which wrecked West Africa in 2014. Given the dangerous nature of this disease, highlighted here are some facts and tips about the virus.

What is Marburg Virus

Marburg Virus is one of the severest and deadliest disease known and the virus strain comes from the same family as the one which causes Ebola. People affected by Marburg Virus suffers from a high fatality rate, ranging from 20% all the way to close to 90%. It was initially detected in Marburg (the name is derived from the source), and subsequently Frankfurt in Germany and Belgrade, Serbia. While deadly, the disease is not very common relative to other incurable diseases covered here.