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DOD extends Ebola stop-work order; Tekmira, Sarepta tumble

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Shares of Tekmira Pharmaceuticals and Sarepta Therapeutics took a hit on 4 September on word the US Department of Defense has extended its temporary stop-work order on contracts for firms developing therapeutics to treat Ebola, a highly contagious disease, for which there was a recent outbreak in Uganda.

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