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  • PLoS Currents Outbreaks. Phylogenetic Analysis of Guinea 2014 EBOV Ebolavirus Outbreak

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    Phylogenetic Analysis of Guinea 2014 EBOV Ebolavirus Outbreak

    May 2, 2014 · Research


    Citation: Dudas G, Rambaut A. Phylogenetic Analysis of Guinea 2014 EBOV Ebolavirus Outbreak. PLOS Currents Outbreaks. 2014 May 2. Edition 1. doi: 10.1371/currents.outbreaks.84eefe5ce43ec9dc0bf0670f7b8b417 d.

    Authors: Gytis Dudas, Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK. Andrew Rambaut, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.


    Abstract

    Members of the genus Ebolavirus have caused outbreaks of haemorrhagic fever in humans in Africa. The most recent outbreak in Guinea, which began in February of 2014, is still ongoing. Recently published analyses of sequences from this outbreak suggest that the outbreak in Guinea is caused by a divergent lineage of Zaire ebolavirus. We report evidence that points to the same Zaire ebolavirus lineage that has previously caused outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Republic of Congo and Gabon as the culprit behind the outbreak in Guinea.


    Funding Statement

    GD was supported by a NERC studentship D76739X. The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Research Council under the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under Grant Agreement no. 278433-PREDEMICS and ERC Grant agreement no. 260864.


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