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Older posts[edit]

Could somebody with some philological background elaborate on the filo- stem of the word? Thanks.Theharpguy 01:07, 17 January 2007 (UTC)

Done. Hope this helps. --Eschbaumer (talk) 09:24, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

The last paragraph (as of 23rd August 2007) uses far too much technical jargon - to the point where even someone (such as myself) with a fair degree of background knowledge in the subject has difficulty understanding it. Can somebody who knows the terminolgy please clarify it to, say, New Scientist levels? Napalm Llama 11:03, 23 August 2007 (UTC)

In Media[edit]

Considering both the prevalence of Ebola (and Ebola-like viruses) in various media, most recently with the "Rosalia" pathogen (specifically identified as a Filoviridae virus) in the Atlus game Trauma Team, does anyone else think a "Filoviridae in media" section is warranted, as exists for several other topics such as railguns? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:24, 13 October 2011 (UTC)

In my opinion, this should be done only if there significant coverage of its appearance in media... that is the appearance should only be noted if it in and of itself is is sourced. These sections are spam magnets.Unfriend13 (talk) 17:00, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

The first sentence.[edit]

i'm confused by the first sentence. (the part i bolded)

The family and CDC Filoviridae (members are called Filovirus) is the taxonomic home of several related viruses that form filamentous infectious viral particles (virions), and encode their genome in the form of single-stranded negative-sense RNA.

it was added after this revision and i'm not sure if CDC is an acronym for something (other than Center for Disease Control) and it's just ambiguous to us laypeople without expansion, or if it's a cut-paste error of an unrelated reference to the Center. ≈Sensorsweep (talk) 06:25, 4 October 2014 (UTC)

Vaccine and concerns[edit]

I've just amended the last section, which was horrible; full of alarmism and poorly researched. Having said that, I only made it slightly better. The goal wasn't to write a new section, just minimized BS. I'm a biologist, and I'm pretty comfortable with a few subjects, but this is very much outside my knowledge base. Can we get a virologist over here, please?

Eminent Junkie (talk) 01:31, 15 October 2014 (UTC)

section on Reston Monkey Outbreak[edit]

So that entire section reads like someone was pushing out a paper for a class, and doesn't really do much to help understand the nature of filoviridae. Given that the information within is currently included in the page 'Reston Virus', and in better detail and quality, I am deleting it from here. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:58, 20 April 2015 (UTC)