U.S. Government Funds Project To Develop Marburg Virus Vaccine; Disease Seen As Biodefense Threat
The Telegraph: Bioterror fears over Marburg virus, Ebola’s deadlier ‘cousin,’ as U.S. begins $10m vaccine project
“America has begun a $10m project making a vaccine to a deadly cousin of the Ebola virus considered a potential bioterrorism weapon. Finding a way to stop Marburg virus is ‘an urgent public health and biodefense need,’ the U.S. government said. … ‘In addition to the threat of naturally occurring infection, the Marburg virus, like Ebola, is deemed a potential bioterrorism threat by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security,’ a statement said…” (Farmer, 3/19).