Marburg hemorrhagic fever, also called Marbug virus disease (MVD), is a severe, possibly fatal disease caused by the Marburg virus. Outbreaks of MVD are more prevalent in African countries. MVD initially causes severe headache and a general feeilng of discomfort. Many people with Marburg hemorrhagic fever also develop severe bleeding, which sometimes leads to death. The virus is transmitted through direct contact with infected bodily fluids and tissues, as well as through handling of ill or dead infected wild animals. There is no cure currently available. Doctors usually treat individual symptoms to keep patients comfortable while their own immune system fights the invasive virus.