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Tag Archives: Ebola virus
This short review describes different routes of Ebola virus transmission between people. Continue reading
Ebola virus anti-vaccine decoy protein. Sneaky, very sneaky. Continue reading
With Ebola virus in the news again, a new paper in PLoS Pathogens is highly topical. Most Ebola virus species cause severe hemorrhagic fevers with high case fatality rates. However, Reston ebolavirus (REBOV) seems to be apathogenic for humans. While … Continue reading
Filoviruses cause lethal hemorrhagic fever in humans and nonhuman primates. The family Filoviridae includes two genera: Marburgvirus (MARV) and Ebolavirus (EBOVs). MARV was discovered in 1967 in Marburg, Germany during an outbreak in laboratory staff exposed to tissues from monkeys … Continue reading
Infections by the Ebola and Marburg filoviruses cause a rapidly fatal haemorrhagic fever in humans for which no approved antivirals are available. A new paper describes a genome-wide screen of human cells to identify host factors required for Ebola virus entry. Continue reading
Ebola glycoprotein (GP) is the only virus protein expressed on the surface of Ebola virus and mediates entry into target cells. However, several studies report that GP expression also causes cytotoxicity, although the underlying mechanism remains unknown. GP is also … Continue reading