Tagged: Filovirus

Discovery of a new Ebola-like virus in Europe - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Oct 28, 2011

Researchers from Spain and the USA have reported finding an Ebola-like Filovirus in dead bats in Spain. For those who don’t know anything about Ebola, it a highly contagious virus which causes haemorrhagic fever (described in Richard Preston’s fantastic book The Hot Zone as something like bleeding from every orifice). It probably comes as no surprise that … Read More