Filoviridae

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Fi·lo·vi·ri·dae

(fī'lō-vī'ri-dē),
A family of filamentous, single-stranded, negative sense RNA viruses with an enveloped nucleocapsid. These viruses were formerly classified with the Rhabdoviridae and are associated with hemorrhagic fever. The natural reservoir of these viruses is unknown. See: Ebola virus.
[L. filum, thread, + virus]

Filoviridae

/Fi·lo·vi·ri·dae/ (fi″lo-vir´ĭ-de) Marburg and Ebola viruses: a family of RNA viruses with enveloped filamentous virions and a negative-sense single-stranded RNA genome; the single genus is Filovirus.

Fi·lo·vi·ri·dae

(fī'lō-vī'ri-dē)
A family of filamentous, single-stranded, negative sense RNA viruses with an enveloped nucleocapsid.
[L. filum, thread, + virus]

Filoviridae

a family of viruses; very long, up to 970 nm × 80 nm, filamentous rods; sometimes more compact convoluted forms are recognized, which are enveloped and have a helical nucleocapsid and a single-strand RNA genome. The two viruses in the family, Marburg and Ebola, are endemic in certain African countries and produce highly fatal hemorrhagic fevers in humans, including laboratory workers handling infected monkeys, which are believed to be the reservoirs.
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Filoviridae. By permission from Fenner F, Gibbs EPJ, Horzinek MC, Studdert MJ, Murphy FA, Veterinary Virology, Academic Press, 1999