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New genetic data suggest that Ebola virus lurked in a survivor for 5-6 years

The #Ebola virus behind a new outbreak in Guinea is very similar to viruses identified during the large W. Africa outbreak from 2013 to 2016, according to new genetic analysis.

The finding suggests that virus may have silently persisted in a survivor for >5 yrs.



https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/03/ebola-may-have-lurked-in-someone-for-5-6-years-before-sparking-new-outbreak/

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