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World scrambles for ways to treat Ebola

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World scrambles for ways to treat Ebola


A new case of Ebola has been reported in Nigeria bringing the number of suspected and confirmed cases to thirteen, three people have died.

The Ebola situation in Liberia is growing ever more serious as Dr Kevin De Cock, from the Centre for Disease Prevention outlined:
“Ebola in Liberia is a very grave crisis. It is uncontrolled, but it is controllable. I want to emphasise that, although the epidemic of the Ebola virus is uncontrolled in Liberia, it is controllable.”

A consignment of the experimental anti-Ebola drug Zmapp, developed in the US and Canada, has arrived in the capital Monrovia to be tested against the killer disease.

In Germany a biopharma company is busy developing the required antibodies necessary to manufacture Zmapp.

Researchers in Canada are working on creating an Ebola gene silencing drug as the world is now coming together in the scramble to fight the spread of Ebola.

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