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    Bat Detectives: Solving the Marburg Myster [Image 1 of 3]

    Bat Detectives: Solving the Marburg Myster



    Courtesy Photo

    Defense Threat Reduction Agency's Chemical and Biological Technologies Department

    F. A. Murphy; Cynthia Goldsmith

    This colorized negative stained transmission electron micrograph (TEM), captured by F.A. Murphy in 1968, depicts a number of Marburg virus virions, which had been grown in an environment of tissue culture cells. Marburg hemorrhagic fever is a rare, severe type of hemorrhagic fever which affects both humans and non-human primates. Caused by a genetically unique zoonotic (that is, animal-borne) RNA virus of the filovirus family, its recognition led to the creation of this virus family. The four species of Ebola virus are the only other known members of the filovirus family. See PHIL 7218 for a black and white version of this image.

    After an incubation period of 5-10 days, the onset of the disease is sudden and is marked by fever, chills, headache, and myalgia. Around the fifth day after the onset of symptoms, a maculopapular rash, most prominent on the trunk (chest, back, stomach), may occur. Nausea, vomiting, chest pain, a sore throat, abdominal pain, and diarrhea then may appear. Symptoms become increasingly severe and may include jaundice, inflammation of the pancreas, severe weight loss, delirium, shock, liver failure, and multi-organ dysfunction. Because many of the signs and symptoms of Marburg hemorrhagic fever are similar to those of other infectious diseases, such as malaria or typhoid fever, diagnosis of the disease can be difficult, especially if only a single case is involved.



    Date Taken: 06.27.2018
    Date Posted: 06.27.2018 09:31
    Photo ID: 4517591
    VIRIN: 180627-A-AB123-001
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    Location: FORT BELVOIR, VA, US 

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