05 June 2005

Growing up with a healthcare professional - my mother is a nurse practitioner - this is of great interest to me:

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - Canadian and U.S. scientists have developed vaccines that protect monkeys from the deadly Marburg and Ebola viruses and show promise for humans, a study published in Nature Medicine magazine said on Sunday.

It's about as close as we can hope for a full scale cure, given the conditions:

The data would suggest that instead of 100 percent chance of dying, they would have an 80 percent chance of survival," [Canadian researcher Steven]Jones told reporters.

Score one for us.

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Michelle Malkin