Major study on how West Africa Ebola outbreak spread

Dr Nick Loman and Doctoral Researcher Josh Quick of the School of Biosciences are co-authors of an important article about the 2013-16 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, published in the 20th April issue of Nature.

Read the full article on the Nature website

Using genome sequences collected throughout the epidemic a detailed history of the movement of the Obola virus within and between the three most effected countries could be reconstructed.

Nick and Josh's work with portable nanosequencing equipment has also been used to help establish real-time genomic surveillance during the recent outbreak of Zika virus in Brazil.

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