Trio of pharma companies jump after CDC confirms U.S. Ebola case

Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:06pm EDT
 
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NEW YORK, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Several pharmaceutical companies with potential Ebola treatments jumped in extended trade on Tuesday after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the first case of the virus diagnosed in the country.

U.S.-listed shares of Tekmira Pharmaceuticals jumped 20.6 percent to $25.50, BioCryst Pharmaceuticals surged 14.5 percent to $11.20 while Sarepta Therapeutics climbed 8.2 percent to $22.83. (Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak; Editing by Chris Reese)