NIH and Colleagues Successfully Treat Nipah Virus in Monkeys
NIH scientists and their colleagues have used a human antibody called m102.4 to treat 12 African green monkeys infected with Nipah virus. Nipah has been found in Malaysia, Singapore, Bangladesh, and India. The virus targets the lungs and brain and has a high fatality rate in people.
The research is a continuation of the group’s successful work on Hendra virus, another pathogen for which there are no available treatments for people.
See the research article published in Science Translational Medicine http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/6/242/242ra82.