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  • PRO/AH/EDR> Ebola update (37): research, STAT3 & immune system, lessons, improving response
    Sat, 26 Jun 2021 19:46:55 -0400
    Ebola -- Worldwide/Unknown
    Monash University, Australia, researchers have discovered a key way that one of the world's deadliest pathogens, Ebola virus, evades the immune system. Understanding this process provides new potential targets for the future development of antiviral therapies for a disease that killed over 11 000 people in an outbreak in West Africa between 2014 and 2016, with mortality rates in past outbreaks of 25% to 90%.
    An outbreak of Ebola, for which treatment options are extremely limited, occurred