• New Drugs Cured 2 Ebola Patients: Doctors

    9 days ago - By Web MD

    Earlier this week, preliminary results from two trials in Congo suggested that the two drugs significantly reduced the risk of death from Ebola.
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  • 2 Ebola Patients in Congo Treated With New Drugs Have Been Cured, Say Doctors

    2 Ebola Patients in Congo Treated With New Drugs Have Been Cured, Say Doctors

    9 days ago - By Time

    Doctors in Congo say that two Ebola patients who were treated with new anti-Ebola drugs in Goma in eastern Congo have been declared “cured.”
    Doctors fighting Ebola quickly used the case on Tuesday to press the message that people with Ebola can recover if they seek proper care.
    Dr. Jean-Jacques Muyembe, director of Congo's National Institute for Biomedical Research, said Ebola is dangerous but it is also curable with proper treatment.
    Muyembe said two new drugs are now being used to treat Ebola patients because tests have shown they are effective.
    He said there is less danger that Ebola...
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  • An Ebola Drug Trial Ended Early Because It Was So Successful. That Could Change How Doctors Handle Future Outbreaks

    9 days ago - By Time

    A year into an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo , researchers have halted an experimental drug trial there because early results appear so promising. The drugs will be made available to more patients in the DRC, hopefully saving lives as the current outbreak continues. But the decision to end the trial early has implications that go beyond the DRC: it could also change the way infectious disease treatments are studied in years to come.
    The trial, which began last November and enrolled 681 patients at four sites in the DRC, was meant to test four experimental Ebola...
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