Latest Filoviridae Stories
A new study is helping to rewrite Ebola’s family history. The research shows that filoviruses — a family to which Ebola and its similarly lethal relative, Marburg, belong — are at least 16-23 million years old.
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A deadly disease outbreak that devastates boa constrictors and pythons has been discovered, which scientists call Inclusion Body Disease (IBD).
Ebola, one of the world’s deadliest viruses, has been confirmed in Uganda, where 14 people have already died from what health officials were calling a mysterious illness.
Response efforts to outbreaks of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in Africa can benefit from a standardized sampling strategy that focuses on the carcasses of gorillas, chimpanzees and other species known to succumb to the virus.
Army scientists have demonstrated, for the first time, that antibody-based therapies can successfully protect monkeys from the deadly Ebola and Marburg viruses.
A team of international researchers has discovered a new Ebola-like virus – Lloviu virus -- in bats from northern Spain.
Ebola may soon be easier to fight thanks to a new treatment being tested by US scientists.
An experimental vaccine developed to prevent outbreaks of Marburg hemorrhagic fever continues to show promise in monkeys as an emergency treatment for accidental exposures to the virus that causes the disease.
Long Island, NY, teenager turns a part-time internship into cutting-edge biomedical innovations and international honors.
Monkeypox virus causes monkeypox in both humans and animals. It was first found in 1958 in macaque monkeys that were being used as laboratory animals. The monkeys are often used for neurological experiments. The virus is typically found in rainforest regions of central and West Africa. It was first discovered in 1970 in humans and from 1970 to 1986 there were over 400 cases reported in humans. The main infection route was through contact with infected animals and their bodily fluids. The...
Filoviridae family of viruses belongs to the order of Mononegavirales. Filoviruses cause hemorrhagic fever often with fatal bleeding and coagulating abnormalities. The name comes from the Latin word filum, which alludes to the thread-like appearance of virus particles. They are single stranded negative sense RNA viruses that target primates. The two genera are Ebola-Reston virus and Marburg virus. The family was discovered in 1967 when 31 people were infected with the Marburg virus in...
Ebolavirus (EBOV), a viral genus, is the disease Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF), a viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF). The virus gets its name from the Ebola River Valley in the Democratic Republic of the Congo where the first outbreak occurred in 1976. The virus was obscure until 1989 when several widely publicized outbreaks occurred among monkeys in the United States. The virus disrupts the endothelial cells lining the interior surface of blood vessels. The platelets become unable to...