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Antiviral Aims To Prevent Spread of Deadly Marburg Virus – Technology Networks

The Marburg virus causes serious hemorrhagic fever and currently has no approved vaccine or antivirals to prevent or treat it. Researchers have tested an experimental…

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The Marburg virus, a relative of the Ebola virus, causes a serious, often-fatal hemorrhagic fever. Transmitted by the African fruit bat and by direct human-to-human contact, Marburg virus disease currently has no approved vaccine or antivirals to prevent or treat it.
A team of researchers is working to change that. In a new paper in the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, investigators from Penn’s School of Veterinary Medicine, working together with scientists from the Fox Chase Chemical…

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