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Ebola followup NEW!

Tim Fitzmaurice tjf11 at cus.cam.ac.uk
Thu Feb 1 07:08:40 EST 1996

On 31 Jan 1996 bhjelle at unm.edu wrote:
> > "Comparing the new strain's RNA sequence with those from earlier outbreaks
> > reveals wide diversity, notes Anthony Sanchez, a research officer in the
> Assuming that Tony is referring to the 1995 Kikwit, Zaire
> virus, it has been repeatedly noted that the Kikwit virus is very
> nearly identical to the virus isolated during the mid-
> 1970s Zaire outbreak. While comparison of isolates from
> Zaire, Sudan, and Cote d'Ivoire show large differences,

Ummm, I might be missing something here but I thought we WERE looking at 
the different strains rather than outbreaks of the same strain. Which is it?


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