Ebola virus seen with the electron microscope. Photo by CDC Global (Ebola virus), via Wikimedia Commons
Ebola virus seen with the electron microscope. Photo by CDC Global (Ebola virus), via Wikimedia Commons
Ebola survivors from the virus’ first outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1976 still have immunity to the virus. Their immune cells are able to produce antibodies, and prevent the infection of other cells by the Ebola virus. In the light of recent Ebola outbreaks such as the one in 2014 in West Africa, with more than 11,000 victims, this observation is important for the quest for effective anti-Ebola vaccination strategies.

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Scientific publication: https://academic.oup.com/jid/article/217/2/223/4716835