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Ebola host

Ed Rybicki ED at MOLBIOL.UCT.AC.ZA
Thu Jun 20 02:58:38 EST 1996


> To:            virology at net.bio.net
> From:          comm49c4 at uhcl2.cl.uh.edu (COMM49C4)
> Subject:       Ebola host

> What is the current theory on a plant being the natural host for Ebola instead 
> of an animal, anybody?

Up in the air, like all theories on Ebola hosts...!  Only the plant 
theory is more up than most, given it is the least likely.  Despite 
tantalising anecdotal evidence of filo-like particles in plants with 
an undescribed disease from N America....  Most likely an insect or 
arthropod.




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