The Reston virus is a species of the genus Ebolavirus. It is transmitted through direct contact with the blood, waste, or other bodily fluids of infected animals.
To date, Reston virus has not been shown to cause illness in humans.
As it does not cause any illness, there is currently no established treatment against the virus.
Proper hygiene measures and precautions during and after handling contaminated animals are important in preventing the virus from infecting humans:
• Wear protective clothing, such as masks, gloves, gowns, and goggles.
• Use infection-control measures, including complete equipment sterilization.
• Avoid contact with contaminated animals and unprotected persons.