Promising New Treatment for the Deadly Ebola Virus

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This colored transmission electron micrograph reveals morphological details of an Ebola virus particle. Credit: CDC/Cynthia Goldsmith

Current treatments for the Ebola virus only work when they are given immediately after infection. A recent study published in Science Translational Medicine describes a new antibody cocktail that was effective in macaques up to four days after infection. Lead author Gary Kobinger discusses how the treatment targets the virus’s quick replication process.

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Gary Kobinger

Gary Kobinger is chief of the Special Pathogen Program at the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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About Alexa Lim

Alexa Lim was a senior producer for Science Friday. Her favorite stories involve space, sound, and strange animal discoveries.