Microscopic view of Ebola Virus

An effective and economical treatment for Ebola patients has been developed by an international team led by Queensland researchers.
The post-exposure treatment made with antibodies from horses could be used in the next Ebola outbreak.
The research was led by UQ School of Chemistry and Molecular Bioscience’s Professor Alexander Khromykh and QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute’s Professor Andreas Suhrbier.
“This is a cost-effective treatment that can be used in low-income countries in Africa where equine production facilities are already in operation for producing snake-bite antivenin,” Professor Khromykh said.
“It’s the first time that equine antibodies have been shown to work effectively against Ebola infection.
“The research resulted from a strong collaboration between Australian, French and Russian scientists and a local QLD company.”
The largest recorded outbreak of Ebola virus occurred primarily in West Africa from 2014 to 2016, infecting 30,000 people and killing more than 11,000, with exported cases in Europe and North America.
The outbreak resulted in …