As naturally deadly pathogens that could also be manipulated for use
as agents of bioterrorism, the Ebola and Marburg viruses are threats that
researchers have sought to overcome for decades.
While there are no approved vaccines or therapies against these pathogens
and the often fatal hemorrhagic fevers they cause, a report published July
5 in an online edition of Nature Medicine describes
new and promising vaccines that appear to offer complete protection for nonhuman
primates infected with the viruses (http://www.nature.com/naturemedicine).
Vaccines Against Ebola and Marburg Viruses Show Promise in Primate
Studies. JAMA. 2005;294(2):163-164. doi:10.1001/jama.294.2.163