Ebola Zaire strain mutation?
kilty at netcom.com
Wed May 17 02:49:43 EST 1995
steve tichy (tichysr at ix.netcom.com) wrote:
: According to my local paper on May 15th, they had stated Ebola
: Zaire in 1976 took about seven days to incubate, but the current Kikwit
: strain is only taking four days to incubate and it is killing its
: victims faster.
: Has anyone heard whether the Ebola Zaire strain has mutated or
: not? Or, is it my local papers interpretation?
CDC and press releases are simply stating this seems to be a faster working,
more virulent outbreak. No comments about mutation (in fact, they are
saying it is genetically nearly identical to a previous outbreak) have
been made to my knowledge.
kathleen richards email: kilty at netcom.com
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