Ebola Treatment Shows Promise in Monkey Study

April 22, 2015 6:00 PM

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WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug being tested on Ebola victims in Sierra Leone has proven effective in treating infected monkeys during laboratory trials, a new study reports.

The antiviral drug, TKM-Ebola, cured three monkeys infected with Ebola, said study senior author Thomas Geisbert, a professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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