Epidemiological and viral genomic sequence analysis of the 2014 ebola outbreak reveals clustered transmission. Academic Article uri icon


  • Using Ebolavirus genomic and epidemiological data, we conducted the first joint analysis in which both data types were used to fit dynamic transmission models for an ongoing outbreak. Our results indicate that transmission is clustered, highlighting a potential bias in medical demand forecasts, and provide the first empirical estimate of underreporting.

published proceedings

  • Clin Infect Dis

altmetric score

  • 100.4

author list (cited authors)

  • Scarpino, S. V., Iamarino, A., Wells, C., Yamin, D., Ndeffo-Mbah, M., Wenzel, N. S., ... Townsend, J. P.

citation count

  • 58

complete list of authors

  • Scarpino, Samuel V||Iamarino, Atila||Wells, Chad||Yamin, Dan||Ndeffo-Mbah, Martial||Wenzel, Natasha S||Fox, Spencer J||Nyenswah, Tolbert||Altice, Frederick L||Galvani, Alison P||Meyers, Lauren Ancel||Townsend, Jeffrey P

publication date

  • April 2015