Ebola – An Ongoing Crisis.

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Ebola - An Ongoing Crisis.

N Engl J Med. 2014 Sep 19;

Authors: Baden LR, Kanapathipillai R, Campion EW, Morrissey S, Rubin EJ, Drazen JM

In March 2014, an outbreak of a febrile illness associated with a high case fatality rate was identified in the Guéckédou region of Guinea-Conakry, a remote part of West Africa. An international field investigation was initiated. On April 16, the Journal published a preliminary report identifying the outbreak as due to Ebola virus.(1) The initial sequence data showed that the outbreak strain was Zaire ebolavirus, but a strain distinct from those identified in prior outbreaks, such as those in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Gabon. In Guinea there appeared to be ongoing human-to-human transmission. Over the next 4 . . .

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