A number of viral diseases can cause symptoms similar to EBOV....

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EBOViscarriedbysomespeciesof
wildlife,andhumanscancontractEBOV
eitherfromwildlifeorfromother
humans.
Ebolavirus(EBOV)washistorically
limitedtoCentralAfrica(DRCand
Gabon).
InFeb2014EBOVemergedforthefirsttimeinWestAfrica
Feb:Guinea
March:Liberia
May:SierraLeone
July:Nigeria
August:Senegal
Nigeria
Senegal
Guinea
S.Leone
Liberia
Gabon
DRC
(formerlyZaire)
Phylogenetics asaproblemsolvingtool:Ebola
ThepeerreviewedpapershownabovereportsaphylogeneticanalysisoftheEbolavirusthatis
responsiblefortheongoingoutbreakinWestAfrica.Usingyourknowledgeofphylogenetics,answer
thequestionsbelow.
Thefigurebelowshowsoneofthemainresultsofthephylogeneticanalysis.
Guinea
Gabon
DRC
(=DemocraticRepublicofCongo)
Theletteringofeachtipofthephylogenycanbereadlikethis
Virus+Sample ID(patientnumber)+Town/Region+Country+Year
EBOV=EbolaVirus
BDBV=Bundibugyo Virus
TAFV=Ta ForestVirus
SUDV=SudanVirus
RESTV=RestonVirus
AnumberofviraldiseasescancausesymptomssimilartoEBOV.Imagineyouareateamofdoctorstreatingpatients
inGuineapresentingwithmysterious,lifethreateningsymptomsthatcouldbecausedbyoneofavarietyofviruses.
Yousendawaybloodsamplestoadiagnosticlab,andreceivethephylogeneticanalysisshownabove.Yourpatients
arehighlightedinpink.
Answerthefollowingquestions
1)
Whatdoesthephylogenytellyouaboutyourpatientsillness?
2)
Howmightyouusethisinformation totreatyourpatients?

 

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