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Filoviruses

A Compendium of 40 Years of Epidemiological, Clinical, and Laboratory Studies

  • Jens H. Kuhn

Part of the Archives of Virology. Supplementa book series (ARCHIVES SUPPL, volume 20)

About this book

Introduction

The filoviruses (Lake Victoria marburgvirus and ebolaviruses) are etiological agents of severe hemorrhagic fevers with extraordinary high case-fatality rates for humans, chimpanzees, gorillas, and probably other animals.
Many institutions and experts consider them as potential threats to humanity because they could be used as biological weapons. This book summarizes in detail the contemporary knowledge of filoviruses and diseases they cause. Almost the entirety of the open literature on filoviruses, covering all major scientific and clinical fields, is referenced and summarized in this text, including most of the conference abstracts, book chapters, dissertations, government reports, patents, theses, and journal publications in many languages.
The book will provide a robust source of knowledge for filovirologists, virologists and scientists in general, clinicians, students, journalists, and biodefense professionals.

 

Keywords

biological safety biological terrorism biological warfare biological weapon biosafety level 4 biosecurity biosurety bioterrorism category A agent ebola ebolavirus filovirus research marburgvirus

Authors and affiliations

  • Jens H. Kuhn
    • 1
  1. 1.Harvard Medical SchoolNew England Primate Research CenterSouthboroughUSA

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