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Scientist > Prof. Dr Stephan Becker

Prof. Dr Stephan Becker

// is Professor of Virology and Head of the Institute of Virology at the University of Marburg

// His key areas of research are the molecular biology of arenaviruses and filoviruses, and the development of new vaccine strategies versus highly virulent pathogens

Contact: laborundmore@succidia.de

Ebola outbreak in West Africa

A mysterious fever - von Dr Thomas Strecker, Dr Gordian Schudt, Dr Svenja Wolff, Anne Kelterbaum, Dr Markus Eickmann, Prof. Dr Stephan Becker

In early March this year, deep in the forest region of southeast Guinea, cases started to accumulate for a mysterious fever that claimed many lives among its sufferers. Muscle pain, high fever, vomiting and severe diarrhoea – all symptoms that doctors often observe in Africa's hospitals, but this time, all attempts to treat them proved futile.