>I am sure someone has thought of this before... but why couldn't
>Ebola Reston be used as a vaccine for Ebola Zaire and Sudan?
Probably because of the lack of homology and cross-reactivity among the
three. Ebo-R was not fatal to humans although it was for cyno monkeys.
Ebo-Zaire-Kikwit convalescent serum was used in the Kikwit outbreak when
Tamfum Muyembe injected 8 Ebola patients in Kikwit General Hospital with
serum taken from previous survivors of that outbreak, which had a 77%
fatality rate. Seven of those eight survived, although some critics have
made the point that maybe those patients were getting better anyway.
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