Marburg Virus Disease
Marburg virus is indigenous to Africa and while the geographic areas in which it is endemic are unknown, they appear to include at least parts of Uganda, Western Kenya, Angola and perhaps Zimbabwe. Recent studies implicate the African fruit bat as the reservoir host of the Marburg virus but further study is required to determine if there are other host species. The fruit bat is widely distributed across Africa (click here for map) extending the area at risk for outbreak for Marburg HF beyond that previously suspected.
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