Antibody treatment eliminates Ebola symptoms in 5 days

The survivor of a 1995 Ebola outbreak donated their antibodies to researchers, who have used them to create a cocktail with enough kick to mitigate symptoms of the virus in primates within five days, according to findings published in Science.

The findings indicate the survivor's immune system held onto a memory of the virus 11 years after the infection, exemplified in the behaviors of their mAb antibodies. The primates were given antibody cocktails twice per day just one day after infection.

"Treatment with a single human mAb suggests a simplified therapeutic strategy for human Ebola infection may be possible," the authors concluded.

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