Weak spot revealed in Ebola's armour

2019-03-07 09:08:13

By Michael Day AN EFFECTIVE vaccine against the feared Ebola virus may be on the cards, say American scientists who have succeeded in protecting mice against the deadly disease. Normally, people or animals infected with Ebola bleed to death. Producing a vaccine against this extremely infectious virus has proved doubly difficult. The viral reservoir—probably a jungle animal—has not been identified. Moreover, victims of the infection cannot seem to produce significant numbers of protective antibodies against the only protein on the surface of the virus,