New Ebola Discovery Explains Why Virus Is So Deadly

August 13, 2014 4:05 PM

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The often fatal Ebola virus has no proven cure or vaccine, but a new study that details how the virus disables a body's immune response could shed light on a possible treatment for the dreaded disease.

"We've known for a long time that infection with Ebola obstructs an important immune compound called interferon," said Dr. Gaya Amarasinghe of Washington University School of Medicine and lead investigator in a press release. "Now we know how Ebola does this, and that can guide the development of ne...

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