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Filoviruses

  1. Anthony Sanchez

Published Online: 29 JAN 2003

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0001022

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Sanchez, A. 2003. Filoviruses. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 JAN 2003

Abstract

Filoviruses are a group of mysterious and highly pathogenic RNA viruses that are primarily associated with equatorial regions of Africa. Filoviruses are genetically related to the more widely known mumps, measles and rabies viruses.

Keywords:

  • Ebola virus;
  • Marburg virus;
  • haemorrhagic fever;
  • ribonucleic acid