Tag Archives: Filovirus

Understanding Ebola Virus Transmission

This short review describes different routes of Ebola virus transmission between people. Continue reading

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How to stop the spread of Ebola [video]

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Outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in Guinea: Ecology Meets Economy

Ebola virus is back – but why? Continue reading

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10 things you should know about Ebola virus

7 things you should know about Ebola virus Continue reading

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Bend or break? The filovirus dilemma

Repeating one or a few capsid proteins in a helical arrangement is one of the simplest and most efficient ways of building a virus particles. Continue reading

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A Novel Mechanism of Host Immune Evasion by Ebola Virus

Ebola virus anti-vaccine decoy protein. Sneaky, very sneaky. Continue reading

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Forty-Five Years of Marburg Virus Research

In 1967, the first reported filovirus hemorrhagic fever outbreak took place in Germany and the former Yugoslavia. The causative agent that was identified during this outbreak, Marburg virus, is one of the most deadly human pathogens. This is a comprehensive … Continue reading

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"Behind the wire" – the secret life of Porton Down

Porton Down, officially the UK’s “Defence Science and Technology Laboratory”, is a secretive and scary place, where biological warfare experiments go on “behind the wire” (a phrase used to differentiate the defence establishment from the other activities on the same … Continue reading

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Structure of Ebola virus [video]

Recently some of my final year virology students commented to me that it was a shame I was not still making regular MicrobiologyBytes podcasts. But as I said when I stopped posting weekly podcasts, I don’t feel that audio adds … Continue reading

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