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Ebola Is No Longer An Incurable Disease - Scientists

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

/ by Gideon Duah

Ebola is a virus that causes  severe bleeding, organ failure and can lead to death.
 The virus can be spread by Humans through  bodily fluids such as blood and many more. 

Scientists for quite some time now have been  working on finding a cure to this killer disease  since the first epidemic outbreak in remote villages in  Central Africa near the Tropical rainforest despite the virus first discovery in 1976.

Today in DR Congo, Scientists finally discovered two out of four drugs which have proven to be effective at reducing the death rates after been tested. 

According to World Health Organisation and US National Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which was a co sponser of the trial, the drugs discovered which are two monoclonal antibodies are more effective more than the previous drugs ZMapp and Remdesivir.

Prof Jean-Jacques Muyembe, Director-General of the Institute National de Recherche Biom├ędicale in Dominican Republic of Congo, stated that , “From now on, we will no longer say that Ebola is incurable'.

Now 90% of their patients can walk into the center and come out completely cured. They will start believing it and building trust in the population and community,” he said.

Speaking on the new discovery, Dr Jeremy Farrar, Director of Wellcome and the co-chair of the WHO Ebola therapeutics group, also said  that the trial, which is the first-ever multi-drug randomised trial for Ebola, has happened despite such highly complex and challenging circumstance.
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