Canadian researchers thwart Ebola virus

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Cure has the longest treatment window so far resulting in full recovery – a full day…The treatment, in which injections of protein-grabbing antibodies stop a virus from replicating, has the longest treatment window so far resulting in full recovery – a full day. There’s just one catch: It can take up to two weeks for symptoms of the disease to appear.

In an article published Wednesday in Science and Translational Medicine, Gary Kobinger and several others outline the cocktail of antibodies they used to treat macaque monkeys infected with the most lethal strain of Ebola virus. All the macaques treated 24 hours after infection recovered, as did half of those treated after 48 hours.

I must learn how to do science via press release – looks like you get much more interest that way….
See on www.theglobeandmail.com

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