Medical Dictionary: Filoviruses


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Filoviruses: Another name for Filovirus.
Filoviruses (condition): Rare hemorrhagic virus class related to primates

Filoviruses: Filoviruses belong to a virus family called Filoviridae and can cause severe hemorrhagic fever in humans and non-human primates.  So far, only two members of this virus family have been identified: Marburg virus and Ebola virus. Four subtypes of Ebola virus have been identified: Ivory Coast, Sudan, Zaire, and Reston. The Reston subtype is the only known filovirus that does not cause severe disease in humans; however, it can be fatal in monkeys. 1

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