Ebola Immune Response and Host Defenses
Due to the nature of the hemorraghic fever that filoviruses cause, little is known
about the host immune response to infection. Antibodies that are produced primarily
attack the surface glycoproteins of the virus. There is very little or no cross-reactivity
and cross-immunity amongst the filoviruses. Researchers are not even sure if antibodies
to Ebola Sudan will convey immunity against Ebola Zaire.
- Anderson, Arthur. Personal Communication.
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