Additional Resources for Module 4 Reading 2

Module Number: 
4
Parent Reading: 
Module 4 Reading 2
Part Number: 
6
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New drug could cure nearly any viral infection, Medical Xpress

This article describes a drug being developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that works by targeting a type of RNA produced only in cells that have been infected by viruses. The drug would identify cells that have been infected by any type of virus, and then kill those cells to terminate the infection. In theory it could be effective against a broad range of viruses since it targets the infected cell rather than the virus itself.

Ebola virus: Why isn’t there a cure?, livescience.com

This article discusses why it is difficult to develop a treatment for Ebola.

The Story of Ebola, IFRC

This moving animation describes how one village in Africa stopped the spread of Ebola by changing personal activities.

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