Warning: Outbreak of Marburg Virus

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Marbug Virus

***UPDATE - 29th November 2017***

DNA Legal are now able to receive samples from Uganda and other affected countries of the Marburg Virus

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An outbreak of a deadly virus which is similar to Ebola has broken out in Uganda, concerned health chiefs have announced. Reports suggest that this has spread across the world.

The Marburg virus is a hemorrhagic fever virus of the Filoviridae family of viruses and a member of the species Marburg marburgvirus, genus Marburgvirus. Marburg virus (MARV) causes Marburg virus disease in humans and nonhuman primates, a form of viral hemorrhagic fever. It is considered by experts to be one of the deadliest pathogens in existence.

The virus can be spread through bites from either fruit bats or monkeys, and can be passed from human-to-human easily, through fluids such as semen and blood.

Please check with the DNA Legal team before ordering your test, as we currently cannot guarantee shipping of samples from countries which are currently at risk of infection. 

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