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Transmission electron micrograph of Reston Ebolavirus

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Posted October 27, 2014

This image is an artificially coloured transmission electron micrograph of Reston Ebolavirus.

 

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Reston virus (RESTV) is one of five known viruses within the genus Ebolavirus. Reston virus causes Ebola virus disease in non-human primates; unlike the other four ebolaviruses, it is not known to cause disease in humans, but has caused asymptomatic infections. Reston virus was first described in 1990 as a new “strain” of Ebola virus (EBOV). It is the single member of the species Reston ebolavirus, which is included into the genus Ebolavirus, family Filoviridae, orderMononegavirales. Reston virus is named after Reston, Virginia, US, where the virus was first discovered.

Source: CSIRO, CC BY 3.0.

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