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Correlates of Immunity to Filovirus Infection
United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, 1425 Porter Street, Fort Detrick, Maryland, MD 21702, USA
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Received: 14 April 2011; in revised form: 14 June 2011 / Accepted: 16 June 2011 / Published: 27 June 2011
Abstract: Filoviruses can cause severe, often fatal hemorrhagic fever in humans. Recent advances in vaccine and therapeutic drug development have provided encouraging data concerning treatment of these infections. However, relatively little is known about immune responses in fatal versus non-fatal filovirus infection. This review summarizes the published literature on correlates of immunity to filovirus infection, and highlights deficiencies in our knowledge on this topic. It is likely that there are several types of successful immune responses, depending on the type of filovirus, and the presence and timing of vaccination or drug treatment.
Keywords: filovirus; ebola; marburg; immunity
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Bradfute, S.B.; Bavari, S. Correlates of Immunity to Filovirus Infection. Viruses 2011, 3, 982-1000.
Bradfute SB, Bavari S. Correlates of Immunity to Filovirus Infection. Viruses. 2011; 3(7):982-1000.
Bradfute, Steven B.; Bavari, Sina. 2011. "Correlates of Immunity to Filovirus Infection." Viruses 3, no. 7: 982-1000.