Vaccines protect monkeys against Marburg and Ebola viruses

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 09 June 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1345
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. New York

Canadian and US scientists have developed safe and effective vaccines that completely protect non-human primates against the often lethal Marburg and Ebola haemorrhagic fever viruses. “They have high potential for use in humans,” said Steven Jones of the National Microbiology Laboratory of the Public Health Agency of Canada in Winnipeg. The study was published online in Nature Medicine on 5 June 2005 (, doi: 10.1038/nm1258).

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Two health workers leave the isolation area for patients with Marburg virus in a hospital in Luanda, Angola. Scientists in Canada …

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