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Nature and History of Ebola Virus: An Overview

Muhammad Umair Majid 1 , Muhammad Sufyan Tahir 1 , Qurban Ali 1 , * , Abdul Qayyum Rao 1 , Bushra Rashid 1 , Arfan Ali 2 , Idrees Ahmad Nasir 1 and Tayyab Husnain 1
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1 Center of Excellence in Molecular Biology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
2 Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
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  • Archives of Neuroscience: July 01, 2016, 3 (3); e35027
  • Published Online: June 7, 2016
  • Article Type: Review Article
  • Received: November 29, 2015
  • Revised: January 13, 2016
  • Accepted: January 25, 2016
  • DOI: 10.5812/archneurosci.35027

To Cite: Majid M U, Tahir M S, Ali Q, Rao A Q, Rashid B, et al. Nature and History of Ebola Virus: An Overview, Arch Neurosci. 2016 ; 3(3):e35027. doi: 10.5812/archneurosci.35027.

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1. Introduction
2. Origin and Distribution
3. Hosts
4. Genome and Structure
5. EBOV Receptors and Entry Mechanism
6. Replication and Pathogenicity of Ebola Virus
7. Mode of Action
8. Disease and Symptoms
9. Epidemiology and Transmission of Ebola
10. Historical Outbreaks and the Studied Cases
11. Countries with Widespread Transmission and Current Scenario
12. Diagnostic Strategies
13. Clinical Implications or Applications
14. Disinfection
15. Vaccination and Medication
16. Prevention
17. Future Thrusts and Strategies
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