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Research Article

Newly Discovered Ebola Virus Associated with Hemorrhagic Fever Outbreak in Uganda

  • Jonathan S. Towner,

    Affiliation: Special Pathogens Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Tara K. Sealy,

    Affiliation: Special Pathogens Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Marina L. Khristova,

    Affiliation: Scientific Resources Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • César G. Albariño,

    Affiliation: Special Pathogens Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Sean Conlan,

    Affiliation: Center for Infection and Immunity, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Serena A. Reeder,

    Affiliation: Special Pathogens Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Phenix-Lan Quan,

    Affiliation: Center for Infection and Immunity, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • W. Ian Lipkin,

    Affiliation: Center for Infection and Immunity, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Robert Downing,

    Affiliation: Global AIDS Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Entebbe, Uganda

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  • Jordan W. Tappero,

    Affiliation: Global AIDS Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Entebbe, Uganda

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  • Samuel Okware,

    Affiliation: Ministry of Health, Republic of Uganda, Kampala, Uganda

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  • Julius Lutwama,

    Affiliation: Uganda Virus Research Institute, Entebbe, Uganda

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  • Barnabas Bakamutumaho,

    Affiliation: Uganda Virus Research Institute, Entebbe, Uganda

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  • John Kayiwa,

    Affiliation: Uganda Virus Research Institute, Entebbe, Uganda

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  • James A. Comer,

    Affiliation: Special Pathogens Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Pierre E. Rollin,

    Affiliation: Special Pathogens Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Thomas G. Ksiazek,

    Affiliation: Special Pathogens Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Stuart T. Nichol mail

    snichol@cdc.gov

    Affiliation: Special Pathogens Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Published: November 21, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1000212

About the Authors

Jonathan S. Towner, Tara K. Sealy, César G. Albariño, Serena A. Reeder, James A. Comer, Pierre E. Rollin, Thomas G. Ksiazek, Stuart T. Nichol
Special Pathogens Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Marina L. Khristova
Scientific Resources Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Sean Conlan, Phenix-Lan Quan, W. Ian Lipkin
Center for Infection and Immunity, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America
Robert Downing, Jordan W. Tappero
Global AIDS Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Entebbe, Uganda
Samuel Okware
Ministry of Health, Republic of Uganda, Kampala, Uganda
Julius Lutwama, Barnabas Bakamutumaho, John Kayiwa
Uganda Virus Research Institute, Entebbe, Uganda

Corresponding Author

Email: snichol@cdc.gov

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JST TKS MLK CGA STN. Performed the experiments: JST TKS MLK CGA SAR BB JK JAC. Analyzed the data: JST TKS MLK CGA SC SAR BB JK JAC PER TGK STN. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JST TKS MLK CGA SC SAR PLQ WIL RD JWT SO JL BB JK JAC PER TGK STN. Wrote the paper: JST TKS CGA SAR STN.