Tracking a Deadly Virus

If you think that studying the deadly Ebola virus is all about donning a biohazard suit in a high-tech lab, think again. Check out these scientists from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and their collaborators as they travel to a remote village in the Republic of the Congo to search for Ebola and other emerging viruses. Watch them set up camp in the jungle and take blood samples from animals that may harbor these viruses.

3 thoughts on “Tracking a Deadly Virus

  1. Incredible efforts from NIH. I now understand how the dangerous ( in spite of all the gowns! )research is helping the mankind.
    This world eventually survives because of people like at the NIH!

  2. What an effort! This Ebola virus, and others similar–to understand why transmission is so available in so many ways, ie: Airbourne, fluid, etc. and how it takes over polymerase replication machinery with such voracity, etc., and then eliminate, or at least reduce its replication rate via forced genetic mutation to a ‘slower’ rate, or something. Good grief … Lets wipe this one out, ASAP.

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