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The 2018 Ebola virus disease outbreak in Équateur Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo, began on May 8, and was declared over on July 24. Researchers did a retrospective genomic characterization of the outbreak and assessed potential therapeutic agents and vaccines.

Content Source: Lancet

Content Author: Placide Mbala-Kingebeni, Catherine B Pratt

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Scientists have found the most likely source of Yemen's cholera epidemic, which is the worst in recorded history. Using genomic sequencing, researchers concluded the strain of cholera originated in eastern Africa and was carried to Yemen by migrants.

Content Source: BBC News

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