Current Epidemic’s Ebola Virus Not Mutating Faster Than Strains In Previous Outbreaks, Study Shows
New York Times: Ebola Virus in Latest Outbreak Does Not Show Unusual Mutations, Study Finds
“Fears that the current Ebola epidemic, the deadliest in history, was caused by a more lethal, fast-moving or easily transmissible virus than in previous outbreaks appear to be unfounded, according to a new study. The study, a genetic analysis published in the journal Science on Thursday, is based on data that indicate that the virus has mutated over time in a way that is similar to that of previous, smaller outbreaks…” (Belluck, 3/26).
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