Filovirus fact sheet
Corporate Authors:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
Description:What are Filoviruses? -- When were the members of the filovirus family first recognized? -- What are the natural hosts of filoviruses? -- How are filoviruses spread?
Filoviruses belong to a virus family called Filoviridae and can cause severe hemorrhagic fever in humans and nonhuman primates. So far, only two members of this virus family have been identified: Marburg virus and Ebola virus. Four species of Ebola virus have been identified: Ivory Coast, Sudan, Zaire, and Reston. Ebola-Reston is the only known filovirus that does not cause severe disease in humans; however, it can be fatal in monkeys.
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