New filovirus disease classification and nomenclature

Nat Rev Microbiol. 2019 May;17(5):261-263. doi: 10.1038/s41579-019-0187-4.


The recent large outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Western Africa resulted in greatly increased accumulation of human genotypic, phenotypic and clinical data, and improved our understanding of the spectrum of clinical manifestations. As a result, the WHO disease classification of EVD underwent major revision.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Filoviridae / classification*
  • Filoviridae / pathogenicity
  • Filoviridae Infections / classification*
  • Hemorrhagic Fever, Ebola / classification
  • Humans
  • World Health Organization*