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

Ebola 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/ Cynthia Goldsmith
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Photo Credit:Cynthia Goldsmith
  • CDC – National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID); Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology (DHCPP); Viral Special Pathogens Branch (VSPB); Ebola (Ebola Virus Disease)
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