Marburg... It's not only a german city. It's also the name of the first filovirus ever discovered, named from an outbreak that occured in Germany in a lab that imported monkeys from Africa. The other known filoviruses are the three different Ebolas and their subcategories: Ebola Sudan, Ebola Mayimba (named from a Congolese nurse) and Ebola Reston. Yes, Reston, Virginia. Yes, Virginia, USA! No, even if their HQ is not far away, it can't explain AOL's stupidity!-) A strain of Ebola killed all the monkeys in a lab many years ago; the Army and the CDC sterilized the whole building. Strangely, it did not affect human beings even if there were very strong suspicions that the virus was airborne. Well, at least, it did not kill people.

Marburg is a bit less lethal than Ebola, but it's still a killing machine. The biggest fear at WHO is a filovirus outbreak reaching an african capital and its international airport. Ebola touched Kinshasa a few years ago, resulting in panic at WHO. Today, Marburg is in Luanda, Angola's capital...