Researchers Worldwide Rally to Help Scientist Exposed to Ebola

SciecneInsider has the details surrounding an Ebola researcher who pricked her finger with a needle during an experiment last week. Virologists around the world are collaborating to try to save their colleagues life. An exposure to Ebola from a needle stick does not often lead to infection with the deadly illness, but a group of scientists immediately got together to discuss a long list of experimental vaccines and treatments that could possibly prevent infection or slow progression of the disease. As a result, the exposed researcher was given a vaccine that has previously been shown to provide protection in monkeys who had been exposed to Ebola. The incubation period of Ebola is typically between 4 and 21 days, and it has only been 6 days since the needle stick incident. Thus far there is no indication that the researcher has contracted an Ebola infection, but virologists are anxiously following her case.

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2 Responses to “Researchers Worldwide Rally to Help Scientist Exposed to Ebola”

  1. jeminben March 22, 2009 at 12:32 am #

    The reasercher is lucky that a group of scientists are collaborating to make tries to save his(her) life.we can also see that a request is indeed needed to make things formly,thus we can deal with problems immediately.

  2. Armando April 3, 2009 at 5:00 am #

    It seems the reseacher is yet safe and sound as it indicates
    here.

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