It sounds like even more sequences will be coming out in the future. This group is the face of the molecular epidemiology of history's largest Ebola virus disease epidemic in Sierra Leone. If a team of scientists could be said to embody an aspect of an epidemic, it has been these guys and their virus characterization. Hugely impressive stuff.
I only wish we could see more Guinean and Liberian sequences - they are both hugely under-represented in this tree of complete genomes downloaded from GenBank a week or so ago.
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Coloured boxes surround those sequences generated during the
2014 EVD epidemic. Orange boxes point out the nearest neighbours
and the year from which the sample that was sequenced, originated.
The West African Ebola virus Makona variant has been
traced back to sharing an ancestor in common with a 2007
variant in 2004.