Preliminary report: isolation of Ebola virus from monkeys imported to USA

P. B. Jahrling, T. W. Geisbert, E. D. Johnson, C. J. Peters, D. W. Dalgard, W. C. Hall

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Abstract

An epizootic caused by an Ebola-related filovirus and by simian haemorrhagic fever virus began among cynomolgus monkeys in a US quarantine facility after introduction of monkeys from the Philippines. This incident, the first in which a filovirus has been isolated from non-human primates without deliberate infection, raises the possibility that cynomolgus monkeys could be a reservoir of Ebola virus infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)502-505
Number of pages4
JournalThe Lancet
Volume335
Issue number8688
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 3 1990
Externally publishedYes

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    Jahrling, P. B., Geisbert, T. W., Johnson, E. D., Peters, C. J., Dalgard, D. W., & Hall, W. C. (1990). Preliminary report: isolation of Ebola virus from monkeys imported to USA. The Lancet, 335(8688), 502-505. https://doi.org/10.1016/0140-6736(90)90737-P