Bombshell analysis traces new Ebola outbreak to survivor of West Africa crisis

A survivor of the massive 2014-2016 West African Ebola outbreak almost certainly triggered an outbreak currently underway in Guinea, according to a new genetic analysis, news that has landed like a bombshell in the community of researchers who study the dangerous virus.

The analysis suggests that a survivor of the historic Ebola outbreak continued shedding the virus at least five years after being infected. Previously, the longest an Ebola survivor was believed to have shed the virus was about 500 days.

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Bombshell analysis traces new Ebola outbreak to survivor of West Africa crisis

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