About the movie " OutBreak "

David Peritt Peritt_d at a1.mscf.upenn.edu
Mon Aug 21 09:21:26 EST 1995

In article <g.e.price-2008951250090001 at bcs179.bham.ac.uk> Graeme Price,
g.e.price at bham.ac.uk writes:
>The very simple answer to your question is that they can't! There is no
>way to get that much serum out of anything in the time scale of the film.
>This is yet another example of Hollywood ignoring fundamental rules of
>science (and common sense!). Even if they could get that much serum out
>an animal, then it probably wouldn't cure the infection (and could make
>worse) - there has been a long running debate on this on bionet.virology.

However, the use of immunized horse serum has been used as passive Ab
transfers to protect initial infections in the early days on Immunology,
not to cure sick patients.

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