Saturday, 27 September 2014

Monitoring Ebola in wild great apes -- using poop

September 18, 2014

Wildlife Conservation Society

A group of international scientists has developed a new method to study Ebola virus in wildlife. The new methodology exploits the fact that, like humans, apes surviving viral infections develop antibodies against them. Typically, those antibodies are measured in the blood. The scientists, however, developed a laboratory technique that can isolate antibodies from ape feces.

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