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Discovery of an Ebolavirus-Like Filovirus in Europe

  • Ana Negredo equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Ana Negredo, Gustavo Palacios

    Affiliation: National Center of Microbiology, (ISCIII), Madrid, Spain

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  • Gustavo Palacios equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Ana Negredo, Gustavo Palacios

    gustavo.f.palacios.ctr@us.army.mil

    Affiliation: Center for Infection and Immunity, and WHO Collaborating Centre for Diagnostics, Surveillance and Immunotherapeutics for Emerging Infectious and Zoonotic Diseases, Mailman School of Public Health of Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Sonia Vázquez-Morón,

    Affiliation: National Center of Microbiology, (ISCIII), Madrid, Spain

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  • Félix González,

    Affiliation: Grupo Asturiano para el Estudio y Conservacion de los Murciélagos, Posada de Llanera, Principado de Asturias, Spain

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  • Hernán Dopazo,

    Affiliation: Evolutionary Genomics Laboratory, Centro de Investigación Príncipe Felipe, Valencia, Spain

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  • Francisca Molero,

    Affiliation: National Center of Microbiology, (ISCIII), Madrid, Spain

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  • Javier Juste,

    Affiliation: Evolutionary Biology Unit, Estación Biológica Doñana (CSIC), Sevilla, Spain

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  • Juan Quetglas,

    Affiliation: Evolutionary Biology Unit, Estación Biológica Doñana (CSIC), Sevilla, Spain

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  • Nazir Savji,

    Affiliation: Center for Infection and Immunity, and WHO Collaborating Centre for Diagnostics, Surveillance and Immunotherapeutics for Emerging Infectious and Zoonotic Diseases, Mailman School of Public Health of Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Maria de la Cruz Martínez,

    Affiliation: National Center of Microbiology, (ISCIII), Madrid, Spain

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  • Jesus Enrique Herrera,

    Affiliation: Center for Infection and Immunity, and WHO Collaborating Centre for Diagnostics, Surveillance and Immunotherapeutics for Emerging Infectious and Zoonotic Diseases, Mailman School of Public Health of Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Manuel Pizarro,

    Affiliation: Service of Pathology, Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Veterinary School, Complutense University, Madrid, Spain

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  • Stephen K. Hutchison,

    Affiliation: Roche Life Sciences, Branford, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Juan E. Echevarría,

    Affiliation: National Center of Microbiology, (ISCIII), Madrid, Spain

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  • W. Ian Lipkin ,

    Affiliation: Center for Infection and Immunity, and WHO Collaborating Centre for Diagnostics, Surveillance and Immunotherapeutics for Emerging Infectious and Zoonotic Diseases, Mailman School of Public Health of Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

    These authors also contributed equally to this work.

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  • Antonio Tenorio

    Affiliation: National Center of Microbiology, (ISCIII), Madrid, Spain

    These authors also contributed equally to this work.

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  • Published: October 20, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002304

About the Authors

Ana Negredo, Sonia Vázquez-Morón, Francisca Molero, Maria de la Cruz Martínez, Juan E. Echevarría, Antonio Tenorio
National Center of Microbiology, (ISCIII), Madrid, Spain
Gustavo Palacios, Nazir Savji, Jesus Enrique Herrera, W. Ian Lipkin
Center for Infection and Immunity, and WHO Collaborating Centre for Diagnostics, Surveillance and Immunotherapeutics for Emerging Infectious and Zoonotic Diseases, Mailman School of Public Health of Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America
Félix González
Grupo Asturiano para el Estudio y Conservacion de los Murciélagos, Posada de Llanera, Principado de Asturias, Spain
Hernán Dopazo
Evolutionary Genomics Laboratory, Centro de Investigación Príncipe Felipe, Valencia, Spain
Javier Juste, Juan Quetglas
Evolutionary Biology Unit, Estación Biológica Doñana (CSIC), Sevilla, Spain
Manuel Pizarro
Service of Pathology, Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Veterinary School, Complutense University, Madrid, Spain
Stephen K. Hutchison
Roche Life Sciences, Branford, Connecticut, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: gustavo.f.palacios.ctr@us.army.mil

Competing Interests

Stephen Hutchison is an employee at 454 Life Sciences, a division of Roche Inc.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AN GP FG NS MP JEE WIL AT. Performed the experiments: AN GP SVM FG HD MP FM JJ JQ NS MDLCM JEH MP SH. Analyzed the data: AN GP NS HD JJ JQ MP WIL AT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SH JEH FG AN JEE JQ. Wrote the paper: AN GP WIL AT.