Ebola Tobacco Drug Could Be Possible Through Genetic Engineering-Like Process

August 6, 2014 8:45 PM

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A treatment method that employs the tobacco plant could be effective as a "fast and cheap" Ebola therapy.

The treatment had previously only been tested on lab animals, but recently it was given to two American medical workers in Liberia, Reuters reported. The treatment is characterized by antibodies that bind and deactivate the dangerous virus.

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