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Congo starts using experimental Ebola treatment

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 15, 2018 12:31

Congo starts using experimental Ebola treatment

Democratic Republic of Congo has started using the experimental mAb114 Ebola treatment to counter the latest flare-up of the virus, the first time it has been deployed against an active outbreak. Returning from a visit to the country, World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a news conference in Geneva that medics were already treating five patients with mAb114 and that he had been informed they were doing well. Separately, authorities have vaccinated over 200 health workers and contacts of Ebola patients. As of, there have been 57 cases to date 30 confirmed and 27 that are considered probable with 41 deaths so far.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 15, 2018 12:31