Idea for Ebola Vaccine

Paul Wilson wilson at cs.utexas.edu
Wed Aug 2 19:09:25 EST 1995


In article <3vp30o$ifl at jive.cs.utexas.edu>,
Paul Wilson <wilson at cs.utexas.edu> wrote:
>In article <3v5ual$egh at cisunix1.dfci.harvard.edu>,
>Ian A. York <york at mbcrr.dfci.harvard.edu> wrote:
>>In article <3v40i0$o2b at grape.epix.net> Dave Peters <dpeters> writes:
>>>I've been wondering....
>>>Could the Reston form of Ebola somehow be the key to a vaccine for the 
>>>deadly Ebola Zaire virus?
>> [...]
>>has antibody-mediated enhancement of infection and so Reston accination 
> [...]
>What about a massive dose of dead viruses?  Is there a good reason killed
>viruses wouldn't cause the appropriate antibody generation, without actually
>infecting somebody with an immuno-threatening disease?

I now suspect I didn't grasp the "antibody mediated" thing.  Are you saying
that Ebola does *well* when there are antibodies to it?  E.g., because
it attacks its attackers successfully and uses them as trojan horses?

Is there any good way to kill this thing?

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| Paul R. Wilson, Comp. Sci. Dept., U of Texas @ Austin (wilson at cs.utexas.edu)
| Papers on memory allocators, garbage collection, memory hierarchies,
| persistence and  Scheme interpreters and compilers available via ftp from 
| ftp.cs.utexas.edu, in pub/garbage or http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/oops/)      



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