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Ebola Cousin Virus 'Marburg' Cured by Tekmira Experimental Drug


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A report from #Bloomberg says monkeys sickened by #Marburg virus, an Ebola relative that kills in the same way and is equally as fatal, survived the disease after being treated with an experimental drug developed by #Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp. (TKMR)

The results, published today in the journal Science Translational Medicine, are the first to show the drug can be successful even with delayed treatment, suggesting a potential use in outbreaks.

Emerging infectious diseases, from #AIDS to #Ebola, Marburg, Chikungunya and hantavirus have thrown a scare into the world over the past decade as the number of outbreaks and their geographic range has increased.

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