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Doctor Stefan Schmiedel (L) and Ansgar Lohse, director of the polyclinic at the 'Universitaetsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf ' (University Clinic Eppendorf- UKE), address the media after an employee of the World Health Organisation (WHO) who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone, arrived at the hospital in Hamburg, August 27, 2014. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

Gene studies of Ebola in Sierra Leone show virus is mutating fast

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CHICAGO (Reuters) - Genetic studies of some of the earliest Ebola cases in Sierra Leone reveal more than 300 genetic changes in the virus as it leapt from person to person, changes that could blunt the effectiveness of diagnostic tests and experimental treatments now in development, researchers said on Thursday.


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