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New Ebola Strain Causing West Africa Outbreak

The strain of Ebola virus that has killed 121 people in West Africa may have been circulating there undetected for some time, according to a new study.   This is the first reported outbreak of Ebola in West Africa. But the new study in the New England Journal of Medicine said this strain of the virus may not be new to the area.   Researchers from Africa and Europe compared viral DNA from this outbreak to previous episodes.   They confirmed that it is a member of the...

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