ICTV virus taxonomy profile: Filoviridae

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    Members of the family Filoviridae produce variously shaped, often filamentous, enveloped virions containing linear non-segmented, negative-sense RNA genomes of 15–19 kb. Several filoviruses (e.g., Ebola virus) are pathogenic for humans and are highly virulent. Several filoviruses infect bats (e.g., Marburg virus), whereas the hosts of most other filoviruses are unknown. This is a summary of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) Report on Filoviridae, which is available at www.ictv.global/report/filoviridae.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)911-912
    Number of pages2
    JournalJournal of General Virology
    Issue number6
    StatePublished - Jun 2019


    • Ebolavirus
    • Filoviridae
    • Filovirus
    • ICTV report
    • Marburgvirus
    • Taxonomy

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Virology


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