Drug for Ebola like virus promising in ill monkeys

August 21, 2014 5:54 AM

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An experimental drug saved monkeys from a virus closely related to Ebola even after symptoms began, Texas researchers reported Wednesday. A drug that targets Ebola in the same way is under development, and the study raises questions about how late after infection treatments might work.

The largest-ever Ebola outbreak in West Africa has interest surging in the creation of the first drugs and vaccines for the hemorrhagic fever, but a separate report Wednesday highlights the inadequacy of counting on experimental products in the pipeline.

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