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Ebola Survivors Continue To Produce Antibodies 40 Years After Initial Infection, Research Shows

Nature: Ebola survivors still immune to virus after 40 years
“Survivors of the world’s first known Ebola outbreak have immunity to the virus 40 years after they were infected, scientists have found…” (Hayden, 12/14).

Science: Forty years later, Ebola survivors are still making antibodies to the lethal virus
“…The find bolsters the widely held assumption that Ebola survivors remain immune to the virus for life. The work may also help guide development of new medicines and clarify the long-term health consequences of an Ebola infection…” (Cohen, 12/14).

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