St. Louis researchers say monoclonal antibodies may work in
treating West Nile virus after finding the antibodies cured mice
infected with the virus. The National Institute for Allergy and
Infectious Diseases-funded study found antibodies taken from the blood
of people who recovered from the virus could cure mice infected with
the virus, and Maryland-based MacroGenics made a human-like version of the antibody which protected mice from death after infection with the virus.