In October 2012, the most recent known marburgvirus
outbreak was detected in Ibanda, a town in southwest Uganda.
genomics and association with a large hemorrhagic fever outbreak in Angola.
Blood sample 200501379 (Lake Victoria marburgvirus
, reference sample from Angola, 2005) and blood sample Angola-460 from a patient suspected of having viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF) were received in containers approved by the International Air Transport Association at either the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, USA or the Public Health Agency of Canada in Winnipeg, Ontario, Canada, respectively.
The family Filoviridae contains 2 genera: Marburgvirus
, which contains Marburg virus (MARV), and Ebolavirus, which contains 4 viruses: Zaire Ebola virus (ZEBOV), Sudan Ebola virus, Reston Ebola virus (REBOV), and Cote d'Ivoire Ebola virus, and 2 tentative species (Bundibugyo Ebola virus and Lloviu Ebola virus) (2,3).
To the Editor: Lake Victoria Marburgvirus
(MARV) causes severe hemorrhagic fever with a high case-fatality rate in humans.