Scientists discover human antibodies to fight Ebola virus

by Friday, May 19th, 2017

New York, May 19: US Scientists have discovered a possible cure for all five known Ebola viruses, one of which ravaged West Africa in recent years.

Nigerian nurse who treated a man with Ebola

The so-called broadly neutralizing antibodies were discovered in the blood of a survivor of the West African epidemic.

Kartik Chandran, a Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York, helped identify the antibodies.

He is optimistic that the antibodies can be used as a single therapy to treat all Ebola viruses.

The deadly virus killed more than 11,000 people of the nearly 29,000 who became infected in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.




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