BUZZ-Ebola stocks: Down after infection fear ebbs

Mon Oct 20, 2014 1:14pm EDT
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** Shares of Ebola-related small biotechs, medical equipment makers and drugmakers down between 8 pct and 21 pct

** Forty-three people who had contact with Liberian Thomas Eric Duncan, first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S., cleared of monitoring

** "Bunch of people came off quarantine in Dallas, Nigeria's outbreak has been contained ... there's a lot of positive news," Clarus Securities analyst David Novak told Reuters

** WHO declared Nigeria free of Ebola on Monday after 42 days with no new cases

** Drugmaker Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp's U.S.-listed shares down 8.8 pct at $19.83 in early afternoon trading; those of Chimerix Inc down 7.8 pct at $31.47

** Hazmat suit maker Lakeland Industries Inc down 14.4 pct at $14.55, face mask maker Alpha Pro tech Ltd down 18.7 pct at $4.5

** Small biotech Ibio Inc down 21 pct at $2.52 and Versar Inc down 16 pct at $3.7

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