Cattle Antibodies for Ebola may help treating people

Cattle genetically modified to produce human antibodies are incubating antibodies that may help people fight Ebola. The West African Ebola outbreak has sickened over 21,000 people, killing some 8,500. The cattle antibodies could help people mount a more effective and rapid immune response against the deadly zoonotic disease. A similar process has been used to make antibodies against hantavirus, and blood from people who survived Ebola virus has already been used to treat others, although the extent to which it has helped is not clear. NBC News (1/19)

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