Frederick A. Murphy and Thomas G. Ksiazek, both professors at UTMB, have been recognized by global experts who study the deadliest infectious diseases with a Lifetime Achievement Award, at the 6th annual International Symposium on Filoviruses. The filoviruses include Ebola and Marburg viruses, both of which cause death in 50 to 90 percent of people infected. The current outbreak of Ebola virus raging in West Africa has led to more than 100 deaths so far this year. James LeDuc, director of the Galveston National Laboratory at UTMB, the only fully operational Biosafety Level 4 laboratory on an academic campus in the United States, noted that the award represents the “culmination of a lifetime of scientific discovery and leadership in addressing one of the most challenging emerging diseases of our time.”