Marburg Virus Disease

  • Gustav Adolf Martini
  • Rudolf Siegert

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VII
  2. K. Todorovitch, M. Mocitch, R. Klašnja
    Pages 19-23
  3. LJ. Stojković, M. Bordjoški, A. Gligić, Ž. Stefanović
    Pages 24-33
  4. P. Gedigk, H. Bechtelsheimer, G. Korb
    Pages 50-53
  5. H. Bechtelsheimer, G. Korb, P. Gedigk
    Pages 62-67
  6. D. Peters, G. Müller, W. Slenczka
    Pages 68-83
  7. J. D. Almeida, A. P. Waterson, D. I. H. Simpson
    Pages 84-97
  8. W. Slenczka, G. Wolff
    Pages 105-108
  9. Ch. Kunz, H. Hofmann
    Pages 109-111
  10. Y. Robin, P. Brès, R. Camain
    Pages 117-122

About this book

Introduction

In the late summer of 1967, several patients suffering from a severe disease were admitted to the Department of Medicine of the Marburg University. It soon became obvious that the illness was a hitherto unknown infectious disease. The number of afflicted patients increased to 23. Several cases were observed in Frankfurt/Main at the same time and, some weeks later also in Belgrade, Yugo­ slavia. Common to all the patients was previous contact with the blood or tissues of Cercopithecus aethiops, the vervet monkey. Altogether 31 people became ill and 7 died. It was soon apparent that the infectious agent was neither bacterial nor rickettsial in origin but that a viral etiology was probable. Most of the known viral diseases were excluded and the infectious agent was shown to be a hitherto unknown virus with many peculiar characteristics: it infects guinea pigs but not adult mice and is larger than known viruses and of different shape. This agent was called the "Marburg virus" since most of the cases had occurred in Marburg and the greater part of the laboratory work leading to the detection of the virus was performed in Marburg.

Keywords

antibody cell cell culture hepatitis infection infectious disease pathogenesis vaccine virus

Editors and affiliations

  • Gustav Adolf Martini
    • 1
  • Rudolf Siegert
    • 2
  1. 1.Medizinischen Universitätsklinik MarburgLahnDeutschland
  2. 2.Hygiene-InstitutsUniversität MarburgLahnDeutschland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-01593-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1971
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-01595-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-01593-3
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