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Vaccine for Marburg Virus Tests Well in Monkeys

Dr. Thomas Geisbert of the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases in the "space suit" that's required to enter the maximum-security lab at Fort Detrick, Md.
Richard Knox, NPR
Dr. Thomas Geisbert of the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases in the "space suit" that's required to enter the maximum-security lab at Fort Detrick, Md.

Researchers say they've successfully treated monkeys who were infected with Marburg virus, a cousin of the Ebola virus. This is the first time a vaccine has been shown to be effective as a treatment for viruses like Marburg. Both viruses have caused rare, but deadly, outbreaks in Africa. And both are considered to be potential bio-terrorism agents

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Richard Knox
Since he joined NPR in 2000, Knox has covered a broad range of issues and events in public health, medicine, and science. His reports can be heard on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, Talk of the Nation, and newscasts.