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Ebola virus has mutated
during course of outbreak

Washington Post, by Brady Dennis

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Posted By:Drive, 8/28/2014 2:38:38 PM

The Ebola virus sweeping through West Africa has mutated repeatedly during the current outbreak, a fact that could hinder diagnosis and treatment of the devastating disease, according to scientists who have genetically sequenced the virus in scores of victims. The findings, published Thursday in the journal Science, also offer new insights into the origins of the largest and most deadly Ebola outbreak in history, which has killed more than 1,500 people in four countries and shows few signs of slowing. It also provided another reminder of the deep toll the outbreak has taken on health workers and others in the

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 8/28/2014 5:09:58 PM     (No. 9984975)

There´s a lot we don´t know about viruses. Like where do they reside between outbreaks. Or why did previous outbreaks peter out so quickly when it had the chance to spread. Maybe we will never know.

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