Ebola drugs show ‘90% survival rate

Ebola drugs show ‘90% survival rate

Two drugs for the treatment of ebola showed significantly improved survival rates, scientists have said. BBC reports.


Four drugs were trialed on patients in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where there is a major outbreak of the virus. More than 90% of infected people can survive if treated early with the most effective drugs, the research showed.


The drugs will now be used to treat all patients with the disease in DR Congo


The US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), which co-sponsored the trial, said the results are "very good news" for the fight against Ebola.


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