Cote dlvoire Ebola virus Ciebov A

species in the genus 'Ebola-like viruses', isolated from a woman who became ill with Ebola fever after examining a dead chimpanzee in the Tai forest, Cote d'Ivoire, in 1994. Genetically distinct from other Ebola virus isolates.

Cotia body Inclusion body seen late in infection with Cotia virus. Eosinophilic when stained with hematoxylin and eosin, but appears as a reddish-purple ring with an inner pale blue area when stained with Giemsa. Morphologically different from those of Cowpox and other poxviruses.

Cotia virus (CPV) An unassigned virus in the family Poxviridae. Isolated from sentinel mice and mosquitoes in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Isolated from a man in French Guiana, but not reported to be a significant cause of disease in humans. Replicates in human embryo lung cells as well as in several other cell lines. Shares some antigens with Vaccinia virus but not neutralized by antisera to vaccinia, Fowlpox, Goatpox, Myxoma or Tanapox viruses.

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