Marburg virus disease
Marburg virus disease is a rare and often fatal illness caused by the Marburg virus.
The Marburg virus can spread through:
- contact with infected animals
- contact with blood, body fluids (such as urine, saliva, semen, breast milk, sweat) or tissues of infected persons
- contact with objects (such as clothing, bedding, medical equipment) contaminated with infected body fluids
Outbreaks of Marburg virus disease are largely in Africa. There have not been any cases in Canada.
As long as precautions are taken, there is low risk of contracting Marburg virus disease in a country where the disease is present.
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