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.
Janette Garin, secretary of the health department, assured the public that Ebola Reston virus is different from Ebola virus disease which infected more than 28,000 people, including about 11, 300 deaths, mostly in Africa.
Garin said Ebola Reston virus can be transmitted to humans, without resulting into illness.
Geisbert was recently honored as a 2014 Time Magazine Person of the Year for his role as an 'Ebola Fighter' during the current West Africa outbreak and is also credited with co-discovering the Ebola Reston virus
decades earlier as dramatized in the NY Times bestselling book, The Hot Zone, by Richard Preston.
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
Association of Ebola-related Reston virus
particles and antigen with tissue lesions of monkeys imported to the United States.
All confirmed seropositive samples except 1 (April 2010-042) reacted more strongly to Zaire virus antigens than Reston virus antigens (Table 1).
Ebola Reston virus infection of pigs: clinical significance and transmission potential.
Given the mysterious origin of Ebola Reston virus (Ebola HF among macaques in a breeding facility on Luzon, Philippines) (9,13), a key question regarding Ebola HF distribution and ecology is whether similar ecologic conditions exist in Southeast Asia (e.
The geographic origin of Ebola Reston virus has been subject of controversy (9,49).