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Global Security Newswire

Early Tests Bode Well for Bioterrorism Treatment

February 11, 2014

A potential drug for use against Marburg virus has been shown in initial testing to be safe for humans, the Boston Business Journal reported on Monday.

Pharmaceutical firm Sarepta Therapeutics announced that when the treatment was given in various dosage amounts over two weeks to 40 volunteers in a Phase 1 study, the drug was discerned to be generally safe, even at the largest dosage level.

Marburg virus is a hemorrhagic fever that can cause death in as many as nine out of 10 infected people. Given its lethality, the virus is a leading biological-terrorism concern.

 

Sarepta Therapeutics is developing its Marburg drug under a Defense Department contract. Additional work on the medication -- known as AVI-7288 -- depends on Pentagon approval.

This article was published in Global Security Newswire, which is produced independently by National Journal Group under contract with the Nuclear Threat Initiative. NTI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan group working to reduce global threats from nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons.

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