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Experimental drug shows promise against Ebola's cousin, Marburg virus
Experimental drug shows promise against Ebola's cousin, Marburg virus

An experimental drug designed to halt replication of the deadly Marburg virus -- a relative of Ebola -- has proved effective in monkeys, even after they had been infected for three days, research shows.  In a paper published Wednesday in the journal Science Translational Medicine, scientists said the intravenous drug saved the lives of 16 rhesus macaques who were injected with the virus, whereas five other monkeys who did not receive the drug died within nine days. The experiment marks the first time a drug has been shown to protect animals following infection with the Angola strain of the Marburg virus, according to the study authors, and suggests that a similar approach may be...