The pathology of experimental Ebola virus infection in monkeys

J Pathol. 1978 Jul;125(3):131-8. doi: 10.1002/path.1711250303.


Six rhesus and two vervet monkeys were infected intraperitoneally with Ebola virus. They developed an acute haemorrhagic fever with skin rash 4 days later and died 6--12 days after infection. Histopathological lesions of acute necrosis were present in the liver, spleen, lymph nodes, lungs and testes. The presence of fibrin thrombi in several organs was suggestive of the occurrence of disseminated intravascular coagulation during the infection.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Chlorocebus aethiops
  • Female
  • Haplorhini
  • Hemorrhagic Fevers, Viral / pathology*
  • Kidney / pathology
  • Liver / pathology
  • Lung / pathology
  • Macaca mulatta
  • Male
  • Rhabdoviridae
  • Testis / pathology