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Description:This 1995 transmission electron micrograph (TEM) revealed some of the ultrastructural morphologic changes in this tissue sample isolate due to an Ebola hemorrhagic fever infection, including the presence of numbers of Ebola virions.

What is Ebola hemorrhagic fever (Ebola HF)?

Ebola hemorrhagic fever (Ebola HF) is a severe, often-fatal disease in humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees) that has appeared sporadically since its initial recognition in 1976.

The disease is caused by infection with Ebola virus, named after a river in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire) in Africa, where it was first recognized. The virus is one of two members of a family of RNA viruses called the Filoviridae. There are four identified subtypes of Ebola virus. Three of the four have caused disease in humans: Ebola-Zaire, Ebola-Sudan, and Ebola-Ivory Coast. The fourth, Ebola-Reston, has caused disease in nonhuman primates, but not in humans.

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Content Providers(s):CDC
Creation Date:1995
Photo Credit:Cynthia Goldsmith
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  • CDC - National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne, and Enteric Diseases; Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases; Special Pathogens Branch: Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever
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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 Geographic Locations
    tree picture tree picture Geographic Locations
    tree picturetree picture tree picture Africa
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Africa South of the Sahara
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Africa, Central
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Democratic Republic of the Congo
    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 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
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