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Mononegaviruses of veterinary importance. Volume 2: molecular epidemiology and control.

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This book "Mononegaviruses of Veterinary Importance", Volume 2 complements the first volume "Mononegaviruses of Veterinary Importance: Pathobiology and Molecular Diagnosis". This book discusses the epidemiology and control of Mononegaviruses that pose a significant threat to animals in terms of severity and epidemiological risk. It also addresses viruses with zoonotic potential, and many that can ...


Chapter 12 (Page no: 156)


Certain filoviruses, most prominently Ebola virus and Marburg virus, cause rare and typically limited lethal disease in humans. Almost every human filovirus disease outbreak - including the Ebola virus epidemic in Western Africa that began in 2013 and by 2016 had over 28,500 suspected cases - can be traced back to introductions of filoviruses into a single index human by unknown means, followed by person-to-person spread. Researchers hypothesize that human filovirus diseases are zoonoses, primarily because Marburg virus and its close relative Ravn virus were found to replicate in healthy wild frugivorous bats and because two other filoviruses have been found in dead insectivorous bats (Lloviu virus) and dead wild western chimpanzees (Tai Forest virus). This chapter examines the veterinary importance of filoviruses, including the available data on filovirus animal infections and the various scenarios during which veterinarians or other animal handlers could come into contact with these highly lethal pathogens.

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Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Center for Global Health, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2016
  • ISBN
  • 9781780644172
  • Record Number
  • 20163393377