Filoviruses: Recent Advances and Future Challenges

Feldmann, Heinz; Thomas Geisbert; Kawaoka, Yoshihiro
November 2007
Journal of Infectious Diseases;11/15/2007 Supplement, Vol. 196 Issue 2, pS129
Academic Journal
The article discusses the recent advances and future challenges in dealing with filoviruses, previewing the papers published within the issue. According to the authors, the fact that Marburg and Ebola viruses are highly pathogenic for humans and nonhuman primates makes these viruses feared pathogens worldwide today. They note that the collection of papers in within the issue focuses on these viruses. Among others, the papers bring up to date information on the mechanisms of how filoviruses emerge and re-emerge, and the molecular mechanisms of how these viruses replicate and cause disease.


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