The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) is a reputable resource of knowledge and expertise in regionally relevant communicable diseases to the South African Government, to SADC countries, and to the African continent.

Should you wish to access more information about any of the diseases, associated vaccinations, or details of immunology, please explore the list of disease centres below and make your selection. Each of these centres will provide you with a host of information pertaining to the disease, vaccination, and immunology.

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ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Filoviridae

Kuhn JH, Amarasinghe GK, Basler CF, Bavari S, Bukreyev A, Chandran K, Crozier I, Dolnik O, Dye JM, Formenty PBH, Griffiths A, Hewson R, Kobinger GP, Leroy EM, Mühlberger E, Netesov SV, Palacios G, Pályi B, Pawęska JT, Smither SJ, Takada A, Towner JS, Wahl V Abstract Members of the family Filoviridae produce variously shaped, often filamentous, enveloped virions containing linear non-segmented, negative-sense RNA genomes of 15-19 kb. Several filoviruses (e.g., Ebola virus) are pathogenic for humans and are highly virulent. Several filoviruses infect bats (e.g., Marburg virus), whereas the hosts of most other filoviruses are unknown.  Read Publication