Ebola virus is rapidly mutating › News in Science ABC Science

A study of some of the earliest Ebola cases in Sierra Leone reveals more than 300 genetic changes in the virus as it has leapt from person to person.These rapid changes could blunt the effectiveness of diagnostic tests and experimental treatments now in development, say researchers.”We found the virus is doing what viruses do. It’s mutating,” says study lead author Pardis Sabeti of Harvard University and the Broad Institute.

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One thought on “Ebola virus is rapidly mutating › News in Science ABC Science

  1. That is such a scary disease. We are part of a global village and it will impact us at some time in the future. I hope our medical laboratories can meet the challenge in time.

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