Ebola vaccine shows promise for saving apes

By Ashley Yeager, 11:54 AM May 26, 2014

Ebola and other infectious diseases threaten not only humans but also critically endangered gorillas and endangered chimpanzees. Results of a clinical trial suggest that vaccinations could protect wild apes from infectious diseases, including ones passed on from humans.

When exposed to viruslike Ebola particles rather than the live, infectious virus, captive chimpanzees developed antibodies against the virus, researchers report May 26 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The...

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