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Dr. Anne Rimoin, FSPH associate professor of epidemiology, was quoted Nov. 3 by The Atlantic in an article about mutations in the Ebola virus that increase its ability to infect human cells.
How Ebola Adapted to Us
During the recent record-breaking outbreak, the virus picked up a mutation that made it better at infecting human cells.
“It isn’t possible to determine definitively if these mutations are responsible for the changes in scale and length of the most recent epidemic,” says Anne Rimoin from the University of California, Los Angeles.