Preparing for the next Ebola outbreak: in-country genomic capacity in Africa

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Preparing for the next Ebola outbreak: in-country genomic capacity in Africa

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This article discusses how "real-time genomic viral sequencing and surveillance of human populations represents a simple and cost-effective method of mitigating outbreaks in countries and locations that are most at risk of infectious disease outbreaks." (569)

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2019-04-15

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Happi, A. N., C. A. Ugwu, and C. T. Happi. 2019. "Preparing for the next Ebola outbreak: in-country genomic capacity in Africa." The Lancet. Infectious diseases 19 (6):569-70.

Abstract

The resurgence of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Équateur province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in May 2018, is an important reminder of the difficulties of predicting when and where the next outbreak will occur. The subsequent July 2018 ...

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