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Ebola drugs show ‘90% survival rate’ in breakthrough trial

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 13, 2019 15:15

Ebola drugs show ‘90% survival rate’ in breakthrough trial

Ebola may soon be a “preventable and treatable” disease after a trial of two drugs showed significantly improved survival rates. Four drugs were trialled on patients in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where there is a major outbreak of the virus. Two of those were considerably more effective in treating the disease, the study found. The drugs will now be used to treat all Ebola patients in DR Congo. The US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which co-sponsored the trial, said the results are “very good news” for the fight against Ebola. The drugs, named REGN-EB3 and mAb114, work by attacking the Ebola virus with antibodies, neutralising its impact on human cells.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 13, 2019 15:15