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Emerging Challenges in Filovirus Infections

Edited by Samuel Ikwaras Okware

Uganda Christian University

This book discusses the emerging challenges of the filovirus infections Ebola and Marburg virus disease. It reviews the complex ecology and role played by bats and other suspected intermediate hosts, including pigs. Also examined are the challenges for other modes of transmission and early diagnosis and detection. The immunology and pathogenesis of the infections and the impact on the host?s immune systems are discussed. The rare occurrence of Marburg virus infection in pregnancy and the long-term consequences of sexual transmission by survivors is further examined. These discussions have the potential to support future management of outbreaks and guide research for vaccines and medication for Ebola and Marburg disease.

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Emerging Challenges in Filovirus InfectionsEdited by Samuel Ikwaras Okware

Published: February 12th 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.77719

ISBN: 978-1-78985-550-0

Print ISBN: 978-1-78985-549-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-78985-056-7

Copyright year: 2020

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1. Introductory Chapter: Emerging Challenges in Filovirus Control

By Samuel Ikwaras Okware


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2. Essay on the Elusive Natural History of Ebola Viruses

By Jean-Paul Gonzalez, Marc Souris, Massamba Sylla, Francisco Veas and Tom Vincent


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3. Maternal Filovirus Infection and Death from Marburg and Ravn Viruses: Highly Lethal to Pregnant Women and Their Fetuses Similar to Ebola Virus

By David A. Schwartz


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4. Interaction of Ebola Virus with the Innate Immune System

By Felix B. He, Krister Melén, Laura Kakkola and Ilkka Julkunen


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5. Molecular Diagnostics of Ebola Patient Samples by Institut Pasteur de Dakar Mobile Laboratory in Guinea 2014–2016

By Oumar Faye, Cheikh Tidiane Diagne, Amadou Diallo, Emily Meyer, Barre Soropogui, Gamou Fall, Cheikh Fall, N’Faly Magassouba, Lamine Koivogui, Sakoba Keita, Cheikh Loucoubar, Mamadou Diop, Manfred Weidmann, Ousmane Faye and Amadou Alpha Sall


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6. The Emerging Challenges in Transmission and Detection of Filovirus Infections in Developing Countries

By Samuel Okware


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