• Transcriptomic Signatures Differentiate Survival from Fatal Outcomes in Humans Infected with Ebola Virus

      Liu, X; Speranza, E; Muñoz-Fontela, C; Haldenby, S; Rickett, NY; Garcia-Dorival, I; Fang, Y; Hall, Y; Zekeng, EG; Lüdtke, A; et al. (BioMed Central, 2017-01-19)
      In 2014, Western Africa experienced an unanticipated explosion of Ebola virus infections. What distinguishes fatal from non-fatal outcomes remains largely unknown, yet is key to optimising personalised treatment strategies. We used transcriptome data for peripheral blood taken from infected and convalescent recovering patients to identify early stage host factors that are associated with acute illness and those that differentiate patient survival from fatality.