The Data Portal for the Center for Viral Systems Biology
The mission of the Center for Viral Systems Biology is to identify the immunological, genetic, microbial and physiological factors that play essential roles in determining outcomes from viral infections.
A collaboration between CViSB and the Kenema Government Hospital
What we study
We're studying two viral hemorrhagic fevers, Lassa mammarenavirus and Ebola virus, in people suspected of being exposed to the viruses, as well as in their animal reservoirs. Learn more
Where we get our data
The majority of our data is provided to CViSB through a partnership with the Kenema Government hospital (KGH) in Sierra Leone. KGH is home to Sierra Leone's only Lassa fever isolation ward, which was also used during the 2014-2016 West African Ebola outbreak to treat Ebola. We have also analyzed samples from our partners in Nigeria at the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital and have curated publically available data on patients in Liberia, Guinea, and other countries.
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