EIDB close up lab shot




Scientists with the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) have found that immunizing nurse sharks with experimental SARS-CoV-2 vaccines elicited a set of unique nano-sized antibodies that broadly neutralize a range of viruses in the SARS-CoV family and confer passive immune protection in a mouse virus challenge model. Findings were published in Nature Communications.

Microscope image of Ebola virus

Hemorrhagic Fevers

Hemorrhagic fevers are a family of infectious diseases including Ebola, Marburg, Lassa fever and yellow fever that affect the body’s blood clotting abilities. Recent outbreaks have occurred in militarily strategic regions like West Africa where WRAIR’s research infrastructure has enabled surveillance and countermeasure research.