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Definition of Filovirus

Filovirus: A virus in the family filoviridae that causes 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: 3/19/2012

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