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...a research team reports that a candidate Marburg vaccine given to monkeys shortly after infection fully protected them from the virus. The findings offer hope that public health workers and others in contact with Marburg victims could be similarly protected.

Like its cousin the Ebola virus, the Marburg virus causes symptoms that start off with fever and chills and often end with severe weight loss, massive internal bleeding, shock, multiorgan failure, and death. |Science Now|

Marburg/Ebola currently sits in position number six on my list of top ten ways that I don't want to die.

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