22 august 2019

An Ebola cure emerges from the pharmaceutical valley of death


Last week marked an extraordinary advancement in our global health security as clinical drug trials treating Ebola, one of the most deadly known pathogens to mankind, in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), saw a 90 percent survival rate in patients where past outbreaks claimed up to 90 percent of their victims . While  an experimental vaccine  was in use to protect people from catching Ebola, this is the first effective treatment for those infected with the hemorrhagic fever. [...]