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Canadian scientists cure
Ebola-infected monkeys

PostMedia News [Canada], by Sharon Kirkey

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Posted By:earlybird, 8/30/2014 9:22:55 AM

Canadian scientists have rescued from death monkeys that were infected with a lethal dose of Ebola, in the latest study of an experimental drug that has been used on a handful of Ebola victims in West Africa. The antibody based compound known as ZMapp rescued 100 per cent of 18 Ebola-infected rhesus macaques, even when the drug was administered up to five days after infection with the virus. All treated monkeys recovered fully and show no side-effects, said Dr. Gary Kobinger, chief of special pathogens at Canada´s National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg. Three Ebola-infected macaques that didn´t receive ZMapp died. It is

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mamafrog, 8/30/2014 10:11:35 AM     (No. 9987066)

I would hope that we would begin a massive effort to develop treatments and vaccines for Ebola. We have had a massive warning with the current outbreak, we need to hear it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: OhMy, 8/30/2014 10:18:10 AM     (No. 9987072)

Since Ebola kills 90% of its victims it would seem they could produce some of this and try it out in africa and ask only for the human data on it´s results in return. There are a lot of pharmaceuticals which are worse than the disease which are approved, so why not at least try this one out on the doomed humans?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: SnowQueen, 8/30/2014 10:31:03 AM     (No. 9987094)

I´m surprised the African scientists didn´t beat them to it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 8/30/2014 10:34:41 AM     (No. 9987095)

PETA should be pleased, but will probably be upset because it was tested on animals.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Halfvast Conspirator, 8/30/2014 10:37:05 AM     (No. 9987100)

This is clearly racist drug testing, the whole monkey and African thing... I´m surprised there has not been a huge outcry from Moochelle and all the race pimps.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: RancherJack, 8/30/2014 10:39:42 AM     (No. 9987108)

USS Nathan James

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Reply 7 - Posted by: nevernaught, 8/30/2014 10:52:13 AM     (No. 9987125)

They tried the cure on people, but stopped when they found them swinging from tree to tree.

One day a plague is going to come along that is resistant to all cures and drugs. That day will be our Armageddon.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 8/30/2014 10:58:36 AM     (No. 9987143)

wow 6 - you sucked that thought right smack out of my brain. I picture a pretty female scientist with a rather unattractive assistant and 8 or 10 monkeys in cages...

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Reply 9 - Posted by: QRP, 8/30/2014 1:29:08 PM     (No. 9987363)

Maybe Ebola will not be the plague that wipes out humans.
My money is on the coming superbugs - the antibiotic resistant strains of common bacteria. As the big bad drug companies are reigned in and their profits are disallowed that will be the end.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: agrunt, 8/30/2014 2:00:03 PM     (No. 9987398)

Canadian scientists cure
Ebola-infected monkeys

Sorry guys didn´t happen. A drug developed in the USA which happens to have laws that protect products developed here saved the monkeys. Others just used our IP.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: kono, 8/30/2014 2:57:22 PM     (No. 9987443)

I´m waiting for Al Sharpton to call a news conference to point at this and accuse whitey of putting the curing of sick animals ahead of the curing of dying black men... (If that should happen, watch AP and CNN pick up his protest and pass it along without the ridicule it would deserve.)

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Reply 12 - Posted by: kono, 8/30/2014 3:01:17 PM     (No. 9987445)

#7 that plague has been afflicting the human race from the get-go. It´s called sin. No earthly cure or vaccine for it has ever been found, and none ever will.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 8/31/2014 1:38:11 AM     (No. 9987877)

Wasn´t ZMapp used on two Americans produced in CA, not Canada ?

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