No data to support the headline claim, the data shows the reverse:
– diverged from central African lineages around 2004. NO outbreaks in Zaire or between Zaire and West Africa to account for 2014 outbreak in West Africa??
– no evidence of additional zoonotic (animal) sources. No fruit bats or green monkeys then https://ebolainfo2014.wordpress.com/2014/12/15/genomic-surveillance-elucidates-ebola-virus-origin-and-transmission-during-the-2014-outbreak/