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Emergence of Zaire Ebola Virus Disease in Guinea - Preliminary Report.

Abstract : : In March 2014, the World Health Organization was notified of an outbreak of a communicable disease characterized by fever, severe diarrhea, vomiting, and a high fatality rate in Guinea. Virologic investigation identified Zaire ebolavirus (EBOV) as the causative agent. Full-length genome sequencing and phylogenetic analysis showed that EBOV from Guinea forms a separate clade in relationship to the known EBOV strains from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Gabon. Epidemiologic investigation linked the laboratory-confirmed cases with the presumed first fatality of the outbreak in December 2013. This study demonstrates the emergence of a new EBOV strain in Guinea.
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Sylvain Baize, Delphine Pannetier, Lisa Oestereich, Toni Rieger, Lamine Koivogui, et al.. Emergence of Zaire Ebola Virus Disease in Guinea - Preliminary Report.. New England Journal of Medicine, Massachusetts Medical Society, 2014, epub ahead of print. ⟨10.1056/NEJMoa1404505⟩. ⟨hal-01011799⟩

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