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Scientists Attempting To Identify Animal Reservoir Of Current Ebola Outbreak

Washington Post: The animal source of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa eludes scientists
“Along with struggling to stem the spread of Ebola in West Africa, scientists are racing to figure out where the disease came from. … If researchers can figure out which animal carries the virus and how it made the leap to people in West Africa, they may be able to suggest strategies to prevent or contain similar occurrences in the future…” (Hesman Saey/Science News, 8/25).

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