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A Puzzling Outbreak of Marburg Disease

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Science  01 Apr 2005:
Vol. 308, Issue 5718, pp. 31-33
DOI: 10.1126/science.308.5718.31b

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As many as 120 people may already have died in northern Angola from what could become the largest recorded outbreak of Marburg virus, a rare cousin of the Ebola virus that also causes hemorrhagic fever.