An antibody for fighting Junin virus

  title={An antibody for fighting Junin virus},
  author={Bethany Halford},
  • Bethany Halford
  • Published 2016
  • Engineering
  • Argentine hemorrhagic fever was discovered in the 1950s, and it hasn’t spread beyond Argentina’s borders since. But the illness’s mortality rate—which can be as high as 30%—has public health officials worried. The fever is caused by Junin virus and transmitted by rodents through their saliva and droppings, so it could spread outside its current range or could be used for bioterrorism. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has not approved a treatment for Argentine hemorrhagic fever. Patients… CONTINUE READING

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