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

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Can you please guide me to answer the questions.;Thank you.;Anil;Attachment Preview;Ebola Homework Exercise.pdf Download Attachment;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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