Risk Factors for Marburg virus
List of Risk Factors for Marburg virus
The list of risk factors mentioned for Marburg virus in various sources includes:
Risk factors discussion:
People who have close contact with a human or non-human primate infected with the virus
are at risk. Such persons include laboratory or quarantine facility workers who handle
non-human primates that have been associated with the disease. In addition, hospital staff
and family members who care for patients with the disease are at risk if they do not use
proper barrier nursing techniques. (Source: excerpt from Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever: DVRD)
About risk factors:
Risk factors for Marburg virus are factors that do not seem
to be a direct cause of the disease,
but seem to be associated in some way.
Having a risk factor for Marburg virus
makes the chances
of getting a condition higher but does
not always lead to Marburg virus.
Also, the absence of any risk factors
or having a protective factor does not necessarily
guard you against getting Marburg virus.
For general information and a list of risk factors,
see the risk center.
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