Vaccine for Marburg virus passes monkey test

Lethal hemorrhagic virus might be stoppable, even after exposure

11:16am, July 5, 2010

A devastating tropical virus that has no cure can be ambushed by vaccination a day or two after exposure, tests in monkeys show. The findings suggest that African villagers, health officials and laboratory workers who come into contact with the deadly Marburg virus will someday have recourse to fend it off. The report appears in the July Emerging Infectious Diseases.

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