Health authorities in DR Congo say that two experimental drugs being used in a clinical trial to control the spread of Ebola appear to be saving lives. The trials of two drugs improved survival rates from Ebola more than two other products being tested, according to Anthony Fauci, one of the trial researchers and director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. "What this means is that we do now have what look like [two] treatments for a disease for which not long ago we really had no approach at all," he said.
Breakthrough Trial Shows Ebola Is Now Curable
RFI, 13 August 2019
Scientists say Ebola is no longer an incurable disease - after a trial of two drugs in the Democratic Republic of Congo put survival rates at 90 percent. Read more »
Ebola Drugs 'Saving Lives' After Clinical Trials
Deutsche Welle, 12 August 2019
Scientists have moved a step closer to treating symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus. A clinical trial in Congo has shown encouraging survival results. Read more »
A caregiver with the seven-month-old baby of a woman who died of Ebola in North Kivu,
Update on Ebola Drug Trial: Two Strong Performers Identified
WHO, 13 August 2019
The co-sponsors of the Ebola therapeutics trial in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have announced advances that will bring patients a better chance of survival. Two out… Read more »
Board Recommends Early Termination of Ebola Trial Because of Favorable Results with Two Candidates
NIH, 13 August 2019
The Pamoja Tulinde Maisha (PALM [together save lives]) study is a randomized, controlled trial of four investigational agents (ZMapp, remdesivir, mAb114 and REGN-EB3) for the… Read more »
There's been a continued increase in the number of Ebola cases since the outbreak was first declared in the DR Congo. Until recently the response to the disease was coordinated by ... Read more »
The vaccine will be administered to up to 800 health professionals and frontline workers such as cleaners, ambulance personnel and mortuary and burial teams to prevent the spread ... Read more »
Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo's densely populated eastern city of Goma rose from one to five this week, raising fears of a wider outbreak of the deadly virus that ... Read more »
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