Molecular evidence of Ebola Reston virus
infection in Philippine bats.
Only a few mutations in one Ebola virus protein, VP24, may be necessary to render the Reston virus
, which currently circulates in pigs, into a virus that can cause human disease and to develop into a novel health threat.
(RESTV), fifth virus of genus Ebolavirus cause disease in other primates.
Authorities have called on animal lovers to refrain from keeping monkeys as pets even as they assured the public that the Ebola Reston Virus
strain found in some monkeys in the country does not have any harmful effect on humans.
MANyLA (CyHAN)- Ebola Reston virus
was found among monkeys held captives in a Philippine facility, the country's Department of Health and the Bureau of Animal Industry confirmed on Saturday.
As noted below, pigs in the Philippines have been reported to be infected with the nonhuman pathogen Ebola Reston virus
, suggesting that other interim or amplifying hosts may exist.
Chronological and Spatial Analysis of the 1996 Ebola Reston Virus
Outbreak in a Monkey Breeding Facility in the Philippines.
The Department of Health in the Philippines set up a reporting hotline after a blood sample from a pig farmer worker tested positive for the Ebola Reston virus
Miranda ME, Yoshikawa Y, Manalo DL, Calaor AB, Miranda NL, Cho F, Ikegami T, Ksiazek TG (2002) Chronological and spatial analysis of the 1996 Ebola Reston virus
outbreak in a monkey breeding facility in the Philippines.
Ebolaviruses now include EBOV, Sudan virus, Reston virus
, Tai' Forest virus and Bundibugyo virus.
Several monkeys in a local research facility were recently found to have been infected with the Ebola Reston virus
was discovered in macaques exported from the Philippines to the United States in 1989 and in sick domestic pigs in the Philippines in 2008 (with asymptomatic infection in humans) (3).