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Al Jazeera 13 Aug 2019

Scientists hail promise of first effective Ebola treatments

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Scientists have said they are a step closer to finding the first effective treatments for the Ebola virus after two potential drugs showed survival rates of as much as 90 percent in a clinical trial in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Two experimental drugs - Regeneron's REGN-EB3 and a monoclonal antibody called mAb114 - were both developed using antibodies harvested from survivors of the Ebola virus.
They showed better results in patients in a trial of four potential treatments being conducted during the world's second-largest Ebola outbreak in history, now entering its second year in the DRC.
Al Jazeera's Sara Khairat reports.


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