Reston virus

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Reston virus

(res'ton),
a variant of Ebola virus.
Synonym(s): Ebola virus Reston

Reston virus

A viru of genus Ebolavirus, family Filoviridae, order Mononegavirales, first identified at the Hazelton research facility in Reston, Virginia; it has a low pathogenicity in humans.

Res·ton vi·rus

(res'tŏn vī'rŭs)
A variant of Ebola virus.
Synonym(s): Ebola virus Reston.

Reston virus

an Ebola-like virus isolated in Reston, Virginia from monkeys imported from Asia. It has not been shown to be pathogenic for humans.
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Discovery of swine as a host for the Reston ebolavirus.
First, keep in mind that Reston ebolavirus and Zaire ebolavirus (the pathogen ravaging West Africa) are different beasts.
To the Editor: Filoviruses cause highly lethal hemorrhagic fever in humans and nonhuman primates, except for Reston Ebolavirus (REBOV), which causes severe hemorrhagic fever in macaques (1,2).
The genus Marburgvirus contains one species, Lake Victoria marburgvirus, with several recognized strains, and Ebolavirus contains four species: Ivory Coast ebolavirus, Reston ebolavirus, Sudan ebolavirus, and Zaire ebolavirus, For simplicity, we refer to the viruses using the unitalicized vernacular (e.