NEW YORK, Aug 20 (Reuters) – An experimental drug from
Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp helped lab monkeys recover
from the most deadly strain of Marburg virus, a close cousin of
Ebola, even after symptoms appeared, scientists reported on
The findings, published in the journal Science Translational
Medicine, offer a glimmer of hope for treating not only Marburg
disease but also Ebola hemorrhagic fever at a relatively late
stage of infection.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A U.S. government scientist working with bird flu rushed through a procedure designed to ensure safety, allotting only about half the time necessary, in order to get to a staff meeting, health officials said on Friday.
The lab worker’s haste likely contributed to a potentially fatal mishap, in which samples of mild avian flu were tainted with a highly deadly strain and sent from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.