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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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