Read about NIAID-supported research to develop a dual-purpose vaccine to protect humans and wildlife against Ebola and rabies.
There are five species of Ebola virus, named for the locations in which they were first recognized. Four of the five subtypes have caused disease in humans: Ebola-Zaire, Ebola-Sudan/Gulu, Ebola-Ivory Coast, and Ebola-Bundibugyo. The fifth, Ebola-Reston, has caused disease in nonhuman primates (gorillas, chimpanzees, and monkeys) but not in humans.
Last Updated May 14, 2010
Last Reviewed May 14, 2010