Filovirus


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Fi·lo·vi·rus

(fī'lō-vī'rŭs),
A genus in the family Filoviridae that includes Marburg and Ebola viruses.

Filovirus

/Fi·lo·vi·rus/ (fi´lo-vi″rus) Marburg and Ebola viruses: a genus of viruses of the family Filoviridae that cause hemorrhagic fevers (Marburg virus disease, Ebola virus disease).

filovirus

(fē′lō-vī′rəs, fĭl′ō-)
n.
Any of a family of filamentous single-stranded RNA viruses, including the Ebola and Marburg viruses, that cause hemorrhagic fevers in humans and other primates and spread by contact with infected body fluids.

Filovirus

a genus of single-stranded negative-sense ribonucleic acid viruses in the Filoviridae family that targets primates and causes hemorrhagic fevers. It is one of the most destructive viruses known to man. The genus includes the Ebola and Marburg viruses.

filovirus

members of the family Filoviridae.
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Ecologic and geographic distribution of filovirus disease.
However, the filovirus lineage goes back much farther.
Army for process development and scale-up production to support filovirus vaccine candidates against Ebola and Marburg viruses.
La ciencia todavia no ha podido averiguar que especie animal es la portadora de los filovirus ni como evitar que se produzcan nuevos brotes de fiebre hemorragica.
El ebola es un miembro de una familia de los virus del ARN, conocidos como filovirus.
3m to support the development of vaccines against filovirus species including Marburg and Ebola Sudan viruses, which could be combined with Ebola Zaire virus in a multivalent vaccine formulation or vaccination schedule.
In addition, possible sexual transmission of Marburg virus, a filovirus related to Ebola, was documented in 1968 (3).
For the first time, a novel antiviral treatment has saved the lives of primates when given in the late stage of infection with the Marburg virus, a lethal filovirus closely related to the Ebola virus.
EVD is caused by the Ebola virus, a filovirus that is thought to be harboured by specific arboreal bat species in the affected regions.
It suggests that these species, which maintain a filovirus infection without negative health consequences, could have selectively maintained these so-called "fossil" genes as a genetic defense.
3m, to support the development of vaccines against filovirus species in a multivalent vaccine formulation or vaccination schedule.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases wrote that the new work is "long overdue and should be considered a milestone in what has been a difficult and frustrating specialty of filovirus research.