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NIH Scientists Unravel Clues To Ebola Hemorrhaging

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August 2, 2000
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Ebola virus is a rare but deadly microbe that kills up to 90 percent of the people it infects. Now, scientists from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have identified a part of the virus that likely is responsible for the massive internal bleeding leading to most of those deaths.

Ebola virus is a rare but deadly microbe that kills up to 90 percent of the people it infects. Now, scientists from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have identified a part of the virus that likely is responsible for the massive internal bleeding leading to most of those deaths. Their research, published in the August edition of Nature Medicine, identifies a viral protein that destroys endothelial cells -- the cells that line the blood vessel walls. By attacking this protein, new drugs and vaccines may be designed to reduce or prevent the disease.


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