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WHO to make announcement regarding untested Ebola drug

Updated: 2014-08-12 07:45:14 KST
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Turning to the latest on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa
Three non-Africans with the virus are being treated with an experimental drug called Zmapp and two of them are said to be making a steady recovery.
With this in mind, the World Health Organization is set to make an announcement on Tuesday on the ethics of using experimental drugs on Ebola patients.
Medical ethics experts from around the world joined talks are gathered in Geneva to come up with guidelines for using unauthorized medicines in such emergency situations.
So far two of the patients showed of signs of improvement after being treated with the drug, but the effectiveness of this drug still remains unknown, and it could end up doing more harm than good.
Currently there is no available vaccine for Ebola, and the latest death toll from the virus is fast approaching one-thousand.


Reporter : ashin@arirang.co.kr

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