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Viruses 2016, 8(2), 30;

Testing New Hypotheses Regarding Ebolavirus Reservoirs

Zaunkönigsteig 6A, 14621 Schönwalde-Glien, Germany
Academic Editor: Jens H. Kuhn
Received: 13 November 2015 / Revised: 15 January 2016 / Accepted: 18 January 2016 / Published: 26 January 2016
(This article belongs to the Collection Advances in Ebolavirus, Marburgvirus, and Cuevavirus Research)
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Despite a relatively long search for the origin of ebolaviruses, their reservoirs remain elusive. Researchers might have to consider testing alternative hypotheses about how these viruses persist and emerge to advance ebolavirus research. This article aims to encourage researchers to bring forward such hypotheses, to discuss them scientifically and to open alternative research avenues regarding the origin and ecology of ebolaviruses. View Full-Text
Keywords: ebolavirus; Ebola virus; reservoir; filovirus ecology; origin; alternative hypotheses ebolavirus; Ebola virus; reservoir; filovirus ecology; origin; alternative hypotheses
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