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Ebola Outbreaks May Have Had Independent Sources

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Science  16 Jan 2004:
Vol. 303, Issue 5656, pp. 298-299
DOI: 10.1126/science.303.5656.298a


A team of virologists, epidemiologists, and veterinarians reports on page 387 that the evidence points to multiple, independent sources of the continuing--and apparently increasing--outbreaks of Ebola in central Africa.