NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – An international team of researchers has used genomic data to reconstruct how the Ebola virus spread during the recent West African epidemic.

Researchers led by the University of Edinburgh's Andrew Rambaut analyzed the genomes of more than 1,600 Ebola viruses to develop a picture of how Ebola moved within and between Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone during the 2013 to 2016 outbreak. Some 28,600 people were infected and 11,300 died during that time, according to the World Health Organization.

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