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WHO/CNRS/Alain Epelboin
Marburg haemorrhagic fever is transmitted through close contact with blood or other bodily fluids of an infected person. Illness begins abruptly with symptoms of headache, muscle ache and fever, followed by rapid debilitation and watery diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting. It is almost always fatal, 8-9 days after the symptoms begin.