Ébola, lo que debemos saber

Comité Editorial

DOI: https://doi.org/10.32997/rcb-2014-3034

Resumen

La entidad conocida como ébola, recibe esa denominación por el nombre del río más cercano al distrito africano, donde se presentaron los primeros casos del brote en la década de los setenta del siglo XX (1). Esta zoonosis que está afectando a África y actualmente extendiéndose a otros
continentes, llama la atención de las autoridades sanitarias a nivel mundial.
Los virus pertenecen a la familia Filoviridae, género Ebolavirus (EBOV) y están divididos en las especies Bundibugyo ebolavirus, Reston ebolavirus, Sudan ebolavirus, Tai Forest ebolavirus y Zaire ebolavirus (2).


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