Two species of bats, as well as humans engaged in hunting these bats in Nagaland, India’s Mimi village, were found to have been exposed to viruses in the family Filoviridae, which includes Ebola and Marburg viruses.
Virus spillover may be occurring between bats and humans in Nagaland, India, according to new research.
Researchers investigated the immunogenicity and protection elicited by multivalent vaccines from Ebola virus, Sudan virus, Taï Forest virus, and Marburg virus.
Researchers screened 409 serum samples from three different bat species to determine whether fruit bats in Singapore have been exposed to filoviruses. Samples reacted with glycoproteins from Bundibugyo, Ebola, and Sudan viruses.
Researchers used species distribution modeling to predict where filovirus outbreaks are likely to occur in Uganda to help in surveillance.
The development of GS-5734 creates a new therapeutic which provides protection filoviruses.
The vaccine regimen is intended to protect against multiple filoviruses including Ebola, Sudan and Marburg viruses.
The biomedical community focuses on just three of eight filoviruses: Ebola, Sudan, and Marburg.