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what virus was found in dr.musoke's blood

describe the virus and its origin

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Dr. Musoke's blood tested positive for Marburg. Not much is known about this virus. It's origins can be traced back to a town in Germany. In 1967 citizens contracted this virus via monkeys transported from Uganda. The trader was not concerned about the health of the animals more than making quick money. Like the dreaded Ebola virus, Marbug is considered "filovirus" (it has tendrils that tangle together).