Produced by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), under a magnification of 25,000X, this digitally-colorized scanning electron micrograph (SEM) depicts numerous filamentous Ebola virus particles (red) budding from a chronically-infected VERO E6 cell (blue).
Ebola hemorrhagic fever (Ebola HF) is one of numerous Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers. It is a severe, often fatal disease in humans and nonhuman primates (such as monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees).
Ebola HF is caused by infection with a virus of the family Filoviridae, genus Ebolavirus. When infection occurs, symptoms usually begin abruptly. The first Ebolavirus species was discovered in 1976 in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo near the Ebola River. Since then, outbreaks have appeared sporadically. See the Flickr link below for additional SEM NIAID Ebola virus imagery.Right click here and select "Save Target As..." for hi-resolution image (18.47 MB)
|CDC – National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID); Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology (DHCPP); Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever|
|Flickr – Ebola Virus – National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID); Electron micrographs of Ebola virus and Ebola virus particles|
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