Marburg virus is in the same filovirus
family as Ebola.
spelaea bats were previously predicted to be filovirus
hosts (15), and sequences of novel filoviruses
have been discovered in E.
9m four year NIH grant, Dr Lai will develop a broadly neutralizing antibody therapy for Ebola and extend that strategy to Marburg virus, a deadly filovirus
that is distantly related to Ebola.
Tambien trasmitidos por mosquitos son los Alfavirus chikungunya y EEV El virus del Ebola pertenece a la familia de los Filovirus
y se transmite entre humanos por contacto con sangre y otras secreciones contaminadas.
Their efforts led to a new class of small molecule compounds that target filovirus
A meta-analysis of the risk factors for transmission of Ebola or Marburg virus disease found that transmission of any African filovirus
is unlikely except through close contact, especially during the most severe stages of acute illness.
Recommendations for infection control while providing care to patients with suspected or confirmed Ebola haemorrhagic fever are provided in: Interim infection control recommendations for care of patients with suspected or confirmed Filovirus
(Ebola, Marburg) haemorrhagic fever, March 2008.
This new filovirus
is endemic in France, Portugal, and Spain, and its genome differs from that of Marburg virus by 50% or more at the nucleotide level.
The emergence of the Ebola virus, a hemorrhagic disease caused by a filovirus
, was first reported in the United States in Dallas, TX, in Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to die of Ebola in this country.
The Ebola virus is a filovirus
that is believed to be harboured by specific bat species in the affected regions.
Existen cinco cepas de este filovirus
(por su forma de hilo).
There are no studies in Latin America on Ebola, but if the evolution of the filovirus
is as old as American bats (500 million years), one could speculate that some filoviruses
might be present in the Neotropics.