News FocusEMERGING DISEASES

On the Trail of Ebola and Marburg Viruses

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Science  03 Nov 2000:
Vol. 290, Issue 5493, pp. 923-925
DOI: 10.1126/science.290.5493.923

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MARBURG, GERMANY-- Last month, about 100 Marburg and Ebola virus experts met here to share their latest results. Although many questions remain, the new research raised hopes that treatments and vaccines might one day be a reality. The findings included the creation of a genetically engineered Ebola virus, which should provide a powerful molecular tool to analyze how these viruses cause disease, and promising, though preliminary, results in monkeys with an Ebola vaccine.

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