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PHIL Image 10816
 
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Description:Created by CDC microbiologist Cynthia Goldsmith, this colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) revealed some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion. See PHIL 1832 for a black and white version of this image.

Where is Ebola virus found in nature?

The exact origin, locations, and natural habitat (known as the "natural reservoir") of Ebola virus remain unknown. However, on the basis of available evidence and the nature of similar viruses, researchers believe that the virus is zoonotic (animal-borne) and is normally maintained in an animal host that is native to the African continent. A similar host is probably associated with Ebola-Reston which was isolated from infected cynomolgous monkeys that were imported to the United States and Italy from the Philippines. The virus is not known to be native to other continents, such as North America.

High Resolution:Right click here and select "Save Target As..." for hi-resolution image (18.70 MB)
Content Providers(s):CDC/ Cynthia Goldsmith
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Photo Credit:Cynthia Goldsmith
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  • CDC - Nat. Center for Infectious Diseases; Special Pathogens Branch
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    MeSH
    tree picture Diseases
    tree picture tree picture Virus Diseases
    tree picturetree picture tree picture RNA Virus Infections
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Hemorrhagic Fevers, Viral
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Hemorrhagic Fever, Ebola
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Mononegavirales Infections
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Filoviridae Infections
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Hemorrhagic Fever, Ebola
    tree picture Organisms
    tree picture tree picture Viruses
    tree picturetree picture tree picture RNA Viruses
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Mononegavirales
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Filoviridae
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Ebola-like Viruses
    tree picturetree picture tree picture Vertebrate Viruses
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture RNA Viruses
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Mononegavirales
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Filoviridae
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Ebola-like Viruses
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