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  • PRO/AH/EDR> Ebola update (11): news, vaccine, research

    Ebola -- Worldwide/Unknown
    Feb 2017 West Africa: West African Ebola Virus Strains: Unstable and Ready to Invade?
    [Citation. Basler C.F. Feb 2017. African Ebola Virus Strains: Unstable and Ready to Invade? Cell Host and Microbe. 21 (3):316-318. 8 March 2017 DOI:
    Summary: Recent studies demonstrate that the Ebola virus glycoprotein (GP) acquired an A82V change during the West Africa epidemic and that this change altered the capacity of GP to be activated by host factors, enhancing infection of human cells. How this