Ebola virus is an enveloped, filamentous virus of the Filoviridae family. In humans, the virus elicits haemorrhagic fever causing bleeding and internal organ damages (ebola fever). Mortality rates for this disease, which is mostly seen in Africa, are high, ranging between 50 per cent and 90 per cent.
Transmission of the ebola virus occurs via direct contact with ebola patients or people having died from ebola, or their body fluids, e.g. blood. In addition to human-to-human transmission, humans may also contract ebola from animals (e.g. primates, bats).
» Necessary spectrum of antimicrobial activity
Virucidal against enveloped viruses