BUZZ-Ebola-related stocks: Up after US nurse contracts virus

Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:56am EDT
 
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** Shares of biotechnology company Ibio Inc, Ebola drugmaker Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp, Hazmat suits maker Lakeland Industries Inc and face mask maker Alpha Pro Tech Ltd rise in early trading

** A Texas health worker contracts Ebola after treating a Liberian, Thomas Eric Duncan, who died of the disease in Dallas last week

** Shares of Ibio surge 74 pct to $2.56 after reports surfaced the company may have a potential role in ramping up production of privately held Mapp Biopharmaceutical's experimental Ebola drug, ZMapp

** Shares of Tekmira up 4 pct at $23.71, Lakeland up 7.7 pct at $21.15 and Alpha Pro up 9.7 pct at $8.15

** Lakeland stock touches ten-year high of $22.44, Alpha Pro hits record high of $8.66 and Ibio hits three-year high of $2.68

** Up to Friday's close, U.S.-listed shares of Tekmira had risen 8 pct since news of Duncan's infection was released on Sept. 30

** Shares of Lakeland nearly tripled and Alpha Pro, Ibio, more than doubled in the same period

** Take A Look-World on alert to curb Ebola outbreak

** Interactive graphic on the Ebola outbreak: (here)