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What are the 2 hot viruses?

Bunyaviridae and Filovirus

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Describe the structure of Bunyavirdae

Enveloped negative, ssRNA viruses

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How many different types of Bunyaviridae are there?

250

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What are most Bunyavirdae and what do they cause?

Most are arthropod borne and cause persistent, nonlethal, lifelong, infections in their natural wild animal host

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Describe Filoviruses

Single stranded negative RNA viruses

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What do filoviruses target?

primates

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What do filoviruses cause?

Hemorrhagic fevers, characterized by massive bleeding from every orifice of the body

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Is filovirus serious?

Yes, shockingly lethal, with very high mortality rates

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What part of the world has endemic Filovirus?

Africa

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What is the natural host for filovirus?

Natural host is unknown, but very recent evidence points to the fruit bat

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What are the 2 general filoviruses?

Ebola virus and Marburg virus