Lucie Lecomte reminds me of Lisa Schnirring's April 17 CIDRAP article: Study: Growing Guinea outbreak caused by new Ebola strain. Excerpt:
The Ebola virus strain responsible for Guinea's outbreak—now at 197 suspected or confirmed cases—is a new strain that has been sickening and killing people at least as far back as December, researchers reported yesterday.
The results of full genetic sequencing suggest that the outbreak in Guinea isn't related to others that have occurred elsewhere in Africa, according to an international team that published its findings online in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).
By all means read the whole article; it will take you back to a half-forgotten era when Guinea was the hot zone, Liberia had just a handful of cases, Ebola was only a rumour in Sierra Leone, and Patrick Sawyer was enjoying his career as a Liberian finance official.