filovirus

Ebolavirus (EBOV)

Seriously, today is E and I am talking about viruses; how could I not choose Ebola? Well this nasty little Filovirus causes Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever, the mortality of which can be from 50-89%, depending on what species you have attacking your endothelial cells. EBOV is kept at a biosafety level 4, right up there with smallpox and all those other highly lethal aerosol-transmitted pathogens.  EBOV is also considered to be a prime target for biological weaponization.  If this ever happens, I want to die as one of the 15% of people that displayed hiccups as a symptom.

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