Ebola virus is: (DNB June 2012)
a. Ebola and Marburg viruses are filoviruses. These are negative stranded ssRNA viruses.
b. They are filamentous and may be as long as 1000 nm long.
c. Highly virulent- BSL IV pathogens
d. They cause highly fatal hemorrhagic fevers.
e. Transmitted to man from primates by aerosols/direct contact with blood/organs or tissues.
f. Secondary spread between humans occurs