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Definition of Filoviridae

Filoviridae: A family of viruses that cause hemorrhagic fever. Filoviruses have single- stranded RNA as their genetic material. Ebola virus and the Marburg virus are both filoviruses.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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