By Rebecca Ryznar, Ph.D., Nerac Associate Analyst
Originally published Sep. 2nd, 2014
Zaire Ebola virus (EBOV), the particular Ebola viral strain currently spreading across West Africa, causes the most virulent hemorrhagic fever known to man, and kills up to 90% of those infected. Ebola sets the immune system in overdrive and perturbs clotting mechanisms, causing a victim to bleed to death within an average of a week after contracting the virus. In the early stages of disease, patients initially present with flu-like symptoms, followed by a hemorrhagic phase associated with vomiting of blood, reddening of the eyes, internal and subcutaneous bleeding, eventually leading to organ failure and death.
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- 37Our analyst John Leavitt, Ph.D., was recently featured in an article in USA Today. Take a look at it today! http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/11/26/analyst-newlink-deal-boost-ebola-vaccine/19518217/
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