What does the Marburg virus look like?

What does the Marburg virus look like?

Marburg virus has an unusual shape. They are pleomorphic in shape, which means they can be a number of different shapes are rod-like or ring-like, crook- or six-shaped, or with branched structures. Research has indicated that around 30% of viral particles are filamentous, 37% are six-shaped, and 33% are round.

What is the vector of Marburg virus?

The reservoir host of Marburg virus is the African fruit bat, Rousettus aegyptiacus. Fruit bats infected with Marburg virus do not show obvious signs of illness. Primates (including people) can become infected with Marburg virus, and may develop serious disease with high mortality.

What morphology is exhibited by Marburg virus?

MARV showed pleomorphism, with filamentous, rod-shaped, cobra-like, spherical, and branch-shaped particles of uniform diameter but different lengths.

What does Marburg virus do to cells?

Marburg and Ebola viruses cause a severe hemorrhagic disease in humans with high fatality rates. Early target cells of filoviruses are monocytes, macrophages, and dendritic cells. The infection spreads to the liver, spleen and later other organs by blood and lymph flow.

How does Marburg virus spread?

The virus spreads through direct contact (such as through broken skin or mucous membranes in the eyes, nose, or mouth) with: Blood or body fluids* (urine, saliva, sweat, feces, vomit, breast milk, amniotic fluid, and semen) of a person who is sick with or died from Marburg virus disease, or.

What is the difference between Marburg and Ebola?

Marburg and Ebola viruses are filamentous filoviruses that are distinct from each other but that cause clinically similar diseases characterized by hemorrhagic fevers and capillary leakage. Ebola virus infection is slightly more virulent than Marburg virus infection.

Is Ebola or Marburg deadlier?

Is Marburg curable?

There is no medicine that cures an Ebola or Marburg virus infection. You will be treated in a hospital and separated from other patients. Treatment may include: Fluids through a vein (IV).