Lab mishap infects scientist with Ebola


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Lab mishap infects scientist with Ebola
Moscow Times |
"A Vektor researcher has died after sticking herself with a needle containing the deadly Ebola virus, her organization said Tuesday. The accident occurred on May 5, when Antonina Presnyakova was conducting research on Ebola, a virus for which no vaccine or remedy exists, said Natalya Skultetskaya, a spokeswoman for the Vektor State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology outside Novosibirsk... The incident was the third case of accidental contraction of a deadly virus at Vektor, which served as a top biological weapons laboratory in Soviet times... Skultetskaya said Vektor was conducting research on the Ebola and Marburg viruses to develop vaccines for the lethal diseases. 'We have achieved some progress,' she said."


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