Isolation and Phylogenetic Characterization of Ebola Viruses Causing Different Outbreaks in Gabon

Marie Claude Georges-Courbot, Anthony Sanchez, Chang Yong Lu, Sylvain Baize, Eric Leroy, Joseph Lansout-Soukate, Carole Tévi-Bénissan, Alain J. Georges, Sam G. Trappier, Sherif R. Zaki, Robert Swanepoel, Patricia A. Leman, Pierre E. Rollin, Clarence J. Peters, Stuart T. Nichol, Thomas G. Ksiazek

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Abstract

Three outbreaks of Ebola hemorrhagic fever have recently occurred in Gabon. Virus has been isolated from clinical materials from all three outbreaks, and nucleotide sequence analysis of the glycoprotein gene of the isolates and virus present in clinical samples has been carried out. These data indicate that each of the three outbreaks should be considered an independent emergence of a different Ebola virus of the Zaire subtype. As in earlier Ebola virus outbreaks, no genetic variability was detected between virus samples taken during an individual outbreak.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)59-62
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Georges-Courbot, M. C., Sanchez, A., Lu, C. Y., Baize, S., Leroy, E., Lansout-Soukate, J., Tévi-Bénissan, C., Georges, A. J., Trappier, S. G., Zaki, S. R., Swanepoel, R., Leman, P. A., Rollin, P. E., Peters, C. J., Nichol, S. T., & Ksiazek, T. G. (1997). Isolation and Phylogenetic Characterization of Ebola Viruses Causing Different Outbreaks in Gabon. Emerging infectious diseases, 3(1), 59-62. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid0301.970107