Unusual Ebola Virus Chain of Transmission, Conakry, Guinea, 2014-2015

Emerg Infect Dis. 2016 Dec;22(12):2149-2152. doi: 10.3201/eid2212.160847.


In October 2015, a new case of Ebola virus disease in Guinea was detected. Case investigation, serology, and whole-genome sequencing indicated possible transmission of the virus from an Ebola virus disease survivor to another person and then to the case-patient reported here. This transmission chain over 11 months suggests slow Ebola virus evolution.

Keywords: Ebola; Ebola virus; Ebola virus disease; Guinea; flare-up; molecular evolution; transmission; viruses.

Publication types

  • Historical Article

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Disease Outbreaks*
  • Ebolavirus* / classification
  • Ebolavirus* / genetics
  • Female
  • Guinea / epidemiology
  • Hemorrhagic Fever, Ebola / epidemiology*
  • Hemorrhagic Fever, Ebola / history
  • Hemorrhagic Fever, Ebola / transmission*
  • Hemorrhagic Fever, Ebola / virology
  • History, 21st Century
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Phylogeny
  • Population Surveillance
  • Seroepidemiologic Studies