Monoclonal Antibodies for Emerging Infectious Diseases — Borrowing from History

New England Journal of Medicine
April 19, 2018  Vol. 378 No. 16
http://www.nejm.org/toc/nejm/medical-journal

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Monoclonal Antibodies for Emerging Infectious Diseases — Borrowing from History
H.D. Marston, C.I. Paules, and A.S. Fauci
Recent conceptual and technological advances in mAb development could have an enormous impact on the field of infectious diseases, particularly in the context of emerging infectious disease (EID) outbreaks, in which the process of vaccine development for new pathogens may be difficult and prolonged. The rapid development and strategic deployment of effective, highly specific preventive and therapeutic interventions have the potential to alter the course of an epidemic…