Could the current Ebola strain have come from illegally-trafficked great apes?

Special Reporting Assignment fellow Daniel Stiles presents an analysis on the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa and its possible connection to the bushmeat trade.

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On the roadside in Ghana bushmeat such as cane rat, giant pouched rat, and red-flanked duiker are on sale. Photo courtesy of Wikiseal under a Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) creative commons license.