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Antibodies From Ebola Survivor Protect Mice and Ferrets Against Related Viruses

May 22, 2017

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Infectious Disease

The fight to contain the 2013-16 Ebola outbreak in West Africa was hampered by the lack of an effective treatment or vaccine. Now, according to an article published in the journal Cell (May 2017), researchers have studied the blood of an Ebola survivor, searching for human antibodies that might effectively treat not only people infected with Ebola virus, but those infected with related viruses as well. Two such antibodies have been identified that hold promise as Ebola treatments.

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