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Reversion of advanced Ebola virus disease in nonhuman primates with ZMapp

Overview of attention for article published in Nature, August 2014
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Title
Reversion of advanced Ebola virus disease in nonhuman primates with ZMapp
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Nature, August 2014
DOI 10.1038/nature13777
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Authors

Xiangguo Qiu, Gary Wong, Jonathan Audet, Alexander Bello, Lisa Fernando, Judie B. Alimonti, Hugues Fausther-Bovendo, Haiyan Wei, Jenna Aviles, Ernie Hiatt, Ashley Johnson, Josh Morton, Kelsi Swope, Ognian Bohorov, Natasha Bohorova, Charles Goodman, Do Kim, Michael H. Pauly, Jesus Velasco, James Pettitt, Gene G. Olinger, Kevin Whaley, Bianli Xu, James E. Strong, Larry Zeitlin, Gary P. Kobinger

Abstract

Without an approved vaccine or treatments, Ebola outbreak management has been limited to palliative care and barrier methods to prevent transmission. These approaches, however, have yet to end the 2014 outbreak of Ebola after its prolonged presence in West Africa. Here we show that a combination of monoclonal antibodies (ZMapp), optimized from two previous antibody cocktails, is able to rescue 100% of rhesus macaques when treatment is initiated up to 5 days post-challenge. High fever, viraemia and abnormalities in blood count and blood chemistry were evident in many animals before ZMapp intervention. Advanced disease, as indicated by elevated liver enzymes, mucosal haemorrhages and generalized petechia could be reversed, leading to full recovery. ELISA and neutralizing antibody assays indicate that ZMapp is cross-reactive with the Guinean variant of Ebola. ZMapp exceeds the efficacy of any other therapeutics described so far, and results warrant further development of this cocktail for clinical use.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 18 2%
United Kingdom 4 <1%
Switzerland 3 <1%
Canada 3 <1%
India 3 <1%
Germany 2 <1%
Japan 2 <1%
Spain 2 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Other 11 1%
Unknown 761 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 217 27%
Researcher 140 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 132 16%
Student > Master 103 13%
Other 52 6%
Other 118 15%
Unknown 48 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 285 35%
Medicine and Dentistry 150 19%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 116 14%
Immunology and Microbiology 60 7%
Chemistry 33 4%
Other 98 12%
Unknown 68 8%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1235. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 April 2020.
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#3,588
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Outputs from Nature
#533
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Outputs of similar age
#42
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Outputs of similar age from Nature
#14
of 925 outputs
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