Japan offers anti-influenza drug for possible Ebola treatment

August 25, 2014 10:37 AM

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Japan offers anti-influenza drug for possible Ebola treatment

TOKYO -- Japan said Monday it is ready to provide a Japanese-developed anti-influenza drug as a possible treatment for the rapidly expanding Ebola outbreak.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters that Japan can offer favipiravir, developed by a subsidiary of Fujifilm Holdings Corp., at any time at the request of the World Health Organization.

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