Marburgviruses and Ebolaviruses – History, Fiction, and the Facts. MIT Faculty Dinner Series on Biosecurity September 29, 2005 Jens H. Kuhn. The Media and Public Perception. The Preston- “ Outbreak ” Scenario.
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Marburgviruses and Ebolaviruses – History, Fiction, and the Facts
MIT Faculty Dinner Series on Biosecurity
September 29, 2005
Jens H. Kuhn
Filoviruses are endemic in Africa and could be imported
Primates are filovirus hosts
Filoviruses are very contagious
Filoviruses are very stable entities
Hemorrhages and liquefying organs are typical symptoms
Filoviruses are perfect biological weaponsPreston and “Outbreak“ Revisited
1Soviet Filovirus Research
Soviet laboratory infection provided opportunity to characterize new filovirus strain
KGB acquired filoviruses
All filovirus research was classified
Strains U and V were basis of developed Soviet bioweapons?
Filovirus chimeras were created at the end of the 1980sAlibek Revisited