Experts find antibody that smothers, kills dengue virus | Reuters

The antibody recovered from Singapore was among 200,000 taken from 100 recovered patients and appeared capable of killing all known strains of the subtype 1 dengue virus, said a paper published on Thursday in the journal Science Translational Medicine.There are four disparate subtypes of the dengue virus, which causes an intensely painful fever.”It kills the dengue virus even before it can get a chance to infect any cell,” said Lok Shee-Mei of the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and a member of the research team.

via Experts find antibody that smothers, kills dengue virus | Reuters.

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