Ebola Survivors Offer Clues to Body's Virus Defenses

Dr. Rafi Ahmed, faculty member in IMP and MMG, is mentioned in a Nature article about his study of immune responses of four people treated for Ebola at Emory University Hospital and how this data is useful for developing vaccines.

A team led by Ahmed found that the people treated at Emory between August and October 2014 mustered robust immune defences against the virus, which has killed nearly 10,000 people in West Africa in 15 months. The team's study1 supports an emerging consensus from the past year’s outbreak: if patients receive early care, it can give their bodies enough time to fight off the infection.

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