Ebolaviruses need very few mutations to cause disease in new host species

Posted by on February 15, 2017 12:40 pm
Categories: health

Ebola is one of the world’s most virulent diseases, though rodent species such as guinea pigs, rats and mice are not normally susceptible to it. However, through repeated infection of a host animal, Ebola virus strains can be generated that replicate and cause disease within new host rodent species.

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