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Fort Detrick Researchers Seek Key to Ebola Virus

Dr. John Dye, a VIC collaborator, investigates the mechanism behind the ability to survive Ebola virus infection in Uganda.  Travelling to Uganda and collecting samples directly from Ebola survivors allows him to analyze the different physiological mechanisms that have enabled these individuals to survive while many others have perished.  This research contributes to our understanding of the disease and helps to identify weaknesses in the virus for subsequent exploitation by rationally designed therapeutics.  Read more about his research and travels to Uganda in this story published by the Frederick News-Post.