July 23, 2018

Two types of antibodies from the blood of Ebola survivors protected animals against strains of the virus that cause deadly infections in people, researchers report.

It may be possible to use these antibodies to create a treatment for Ebola, the researchers said.

The team, led by Dr. James Crowe of Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, and Alexander Bukreyev of University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, analyzed blood samples from 17 Ebola survivors. Two survivors had antibodies that prevented the virus from entering cells and causing infection in animals.

Read more at Ebola Antibodies Show Protection Potential in Animal Studies.