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Cause of Ebola outbreak in West Africa was 'young boy playing near colony of infected bats', scientists declare

12/30/2014

U.K. Daily Mail
By Anna Hodgekiss

The most likely cause of the deadly outbreak of Ebola in West Africa was a young boy playing near a colony of virus-infected bats, scientists said today.

The two-year-old boy - described as the index case, or patient zero - became infected and was the first to die in his village in Meliandou, Guinea in December last year.

It is thought 'patient zero' was was Emile Ouamouno, described as a playful toddler by his father Etienne.

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