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Marburg virus infection detected in a common African bat.
This would have tremendous value in public health workers and families affected by Marburg virus outbreaks," says Daniel Bausch, an infectious disease physician at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in New Orleans.
As understood clearly by Bob, the Marburg virus episode had to be the impetus for the development of permanent biocontainment facilities at CDC.
Scientists had previously demonstrated that the vaccine could avert Marburg virus when administered a month before exposure (SN: 7/16/05, p.
The family Filoviridae contains 2 genera: Marburgvirus, which contains Marburg virus (MARV), and Ebolavirus, which contains 4 viruses: Zaire Ebola virus (ZEBOV), Sudan Ebola virus, Reston Ebola virus (REBOV), and Cote d'Ivoire Ebola virus, and 2 tentative species (Bundibugyo Ebola virus and Lloviu Ebola virus) (2,3).
Deadly Ebola virus and its cousin Marburg virus are among the most efficient intruders known.
BioCryst) announced that it has been awarded a contract by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to develop BCX4430 as a treatment for Marburg virus disease.
Results of ELISA IgM against Ebola viruses and all tests for Marburg virus were negative.
In one promising series of experiments, the researchers generated a self-replicating RNA molecule from a modified Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus and used it to carry an Ebola or Marburg virus gene that encodes a glycoprotein.
African fruit bats have been suggested to be natural reservoirs for Zaire Ebolavirus and Marburg virus (4-6).
The cells, from imported Ugandan monkeys, were infected with a lethal tropical virus never described before -- now called the Marburg virus.
The success of AVI-7288 is expected to be massive once it is approved by the FDA since its major clients may include various governments and Africa where Marburg Virus is considered an endemic.