'Encouraging' Ebola drug results in Guinea: researchers 

February 5, 2015 5:26 PM

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The trial with 80 patients in Guinea resulted in fewer deaths and faster recovery rates, the French government and medical research agency Inserm said of tests with the Japanese-manufactured anti-viral drug favipiravir.

No scientific trial data has been made public, but the outcome was said to offer "hope" for tackling the haemorrhagic fever virus that has infected 22,495 people and killed 8,981 in the worst Ebola outbreak in history, according to the latest World Health Organization tally.

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