Portrait of a Killer: Genome of the 2014 EBOV Outbreak Strain

Cell Host Microbe. 2014 Oct 8;16(4):419-21. doi: 10.1016/j.chom.2014.09.012.


A recent study by Gire et al. (2014) identifies differences that make the 2014 West Africa Ebola virus unique and details how the virus spread from Guinea to Sierra Leone. This work highlights the power of new genomic technologies to facilitate rapid public health and scientific responses to the crisis.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Disease Outbreaks*
  • Ebolavirus / genetics*
  • Epidemiological Monitoring*
  • Hemorrhagic Fever, Ebola / transmission*
  • Hemorrhagic Fever, Ebola / virology*
  • Humans