Experimental inoculation of plants and animals with Ebola virus

Emerg Infect Dis. Oct-Dec 1996;2(4):321-5. doi: 10.3201/eid0204.960407.

Abstract

Thirty-three varieties of 24 species of plants and 19 species of vertebrates and invertebrates were experimentally inoculated with Ebola Zaire virus. Fruit and insectivorous bats supported replication and circulation of high titers of virus without necessarily becoming ill; deaths occurred only among bats that had not adapted to the diet fed in the laboratory.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Ants
  • Anura
  • Chiroptera / virology
  • Cockroaches
  • Columbidae
  • Disease Reservoirs*
  • Ebolavirus / growth & development*
  • Hemorrhagic Fever, Ebola / epidemiology
  • Hemorrhagic Fever, Ebola / transmission*
  • Hemorrhagic Fever, Ebola / virology*
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Insecta
  • Mice
  • Plants
  • Reptiles
  • Snails
  • Snakes
  • Spiders
  • Turtles