Haemorrhagic fever in Gabon. I. Incidence of Lassa, Ebola and Marburg viruses in Haut-Ogooué.

@article{Ivanoff1982HaemorrhagicFI,
  title={Haemorrhagic fever in Gabon. I. Incidence of Lassa, Ebola and Marburg viruses in Haut-Ogoou{\'e}.},
  author={Bernard Ivanoff and Philippe Duquesnoy and G Languillat and J F Saluzzo and Alain J. Georges and J P Gonzalez and Joanna Mccormick},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={1982},
  volume={76 6},
  pages={719-20}
}
A serological enquiry aimed at determining the incidence of infection with Lassa, Ebola and Marburg viruses was conducted on the human population of the region of Haut-Ogooué (Gabon) and on primates. The results, obtained by the indirect immunofluorescence technique, showed that more than 6% of the human population had had contact with Ebola virus but no antibodies against Marburg or Lassa viruses were found. Most sera reacted to an Ebola antigen from a Zairian strain, but showed little or no… CONTINUE READING