(London Daily Mail) The deadly Ebola virus is more likely to claim the lives of those aged 45 or older, scientists have claimed.
A new study carried out in Sierra Leone - one of the West African nations worst hit during the outbreak - has produced the most complete picture to date of how the virus affects sufferers.
From its discovery in the north eastern region of Zaire in 1976, the deadly virus has proved hard to track.
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Until the death of a two-year-old in Guinea in December last year sparked the largest outbreak in Ebola's history, there had been just 1,500 deaths during 25 outbreaks spanning 37 years.
As a result, and in comparison to other deadly viruses, relatively little data on the virus existed.