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Idea for Ebola Vaccine

Don Haut c601591 at mizzou1.missouri.edu
Thu Aug 3 14:05:08 EST 1995

In article <3vp3m1$psd at jive.cs.utexas.edu>, wilson at cs.utexas.edu (Paul
Wilson) wrote:

> Maybe it's no big threat, but my understanding of the Reston strain
> is that it's very scary because it can be spread through the air,
> and is very closely related to the Mayinga strain, which is about as bad
> a bug as anybody's ever seen.  (Maybe there's a deep reason why the Reston
> strain is airborne but *not* virulent in humans, but I haven't heard
> one yet---and if it can still kill monkeys, I'd have to guess that some
> other variant could be airborne and still kill humans.)

Please note, according to Tony Sanchez and P. Calain, there is significant
evidence to indicate that Ebola Reston was NOT airborn.  Not that the
airborn thing is impossible, just that it is most likely that the Airborn
things was incorrect.


Don Haut 
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
University of Missouri-Columbia
C601591 at showme.missouri.edu

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