Genome sequence analysis of Ebola virus in clinical samples from three British healthcare workers, August 2014 to March 2015

Authors:

Bell A, Lewandowski K, Myers R, Wooldridge D, Aarons E, Simpson A, Vipond R, Jacobs M, Gharbia S, Zambon M

Abstract:

We determined complete viral genome sequences from three British healthcare workers infected with Ebola virus (EBOV) in Sierra Leone, directly from clinical samples. These sequences closely resemble those previously observed in the current Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa, with glycoprotein and polymerase genes showing the most sequence variation. Our data indicate that current PCR diagnostic assays remain suitable for detection of EBOV in this epidemic and provide confidence for their continued use in diagnosis.

Journal:

Eurosurveillance

Year:

2015

PMID:

26027482

Hyperlink:

http://www.eurosurveillance.org/ViewArticle.aspx?ArticleId=21131

Research Themes:

Clinical Surveillance, Pathogen Discovery