Nanopore Sequencing as a Rapidly Deployable Ebola Outbreak Tool
Published Date:Feb 2016
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 22(2):331-334.
Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever
Ebola Virus Disease
Hemorrhagic Fever, Ebola
High-throughput Nucleotide Sequencing
Molecular Diagnostic Techniques
Nanopore Sequencing As A Rapidly Deployable Ebola Outbreak Response Tool
Sequence Analysis, DNA
Pubmed Central ID:PMC4734547
Funding:Intramural NIH HHS/United States
Description:Rapid sequencing of RNA/DNA from pathogen samples obtained during disease outbreaks provides critical scientific and public health information. However, challenges exist for exporting samples to laboratories or establishing conventional sequencers in remote outbreak regions. We successfully used a novel, pocket-sized nanopore sequencer at a field diagnostic laboratory in Liberia during the current Ebola virus outbreak.
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