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This photomicrograph revealed the histopathologic changes detected in a liver sample from a Marburg patient, referred to as Case #1, who was treated in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1975. As the illness progresses, symptoms of Marburg disease can become increasingly severe, and may include liver failure, jaundice, inflammation of the pancreas, severe weight loss, delirium, shock, massive hemorrhaging, and multi-organ dysfunction. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) investigation occurred after two travelers were hospitalized with Marburg disease in Johannesburg. One of the travelers, referred to as Case #1, came into contact with an unknown vector while traveling through Zimbabwe, formerly Rhodesia. Case #1 then passed the Marburg virus to his traveling companion, referred to as Case #2, and a treatment nurse, Case #3.
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ Dr. J. Lyle Conrad
Creation Date: 1975
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