Researchers determined that Ebola virus infection was more widespread than originally thought in the village where experts believe the West African Ebola epidemic began, according to a study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.

After testing oral swabs and conducting detailed interviews, the researchers said they identified 10 more cases in Meliandou, Guinea, bringing the total number of cases in the village to 21.

 

Credit: CDC Cynthia Goldsmith

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