Reidentification of Ebola virus E718 and ME as Ebola virus/H.sapiens-tc/COD/1976/Yambuku-Ecran

Jens H. Kuhn, Loreen L. Lofts, Jeffrey R. Kugelman, Sophie J. Smither, Mark S. Lever, Guido van der Groen, Karl M. Johnson, Sheli R. Radoshitzky, Sina Bavari, Peter B. Jahrling, Jonathan S. Towner, Stuart T. Nichol, Gustavo Palacios

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Ebola virus (EBOV) was discovered in 1976 around Yambuku, Zaire. A lack of nomenclature standards resulted in a variety of designations for each isolate, leading to confusion in the literature and databases. We sequenced the genome of isolate E718/ME/Ecran and unified the various designations under Ebola virus/H.sapiens-tc/COD/1976/Yambuku-Ecran.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere01178-14
JournalGenome Announcements
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


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