New drugs not the best answer for Ebola

August 6, 2014 7:56 PM

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New drugs not the best answer for Ebola

While researchers scramble to develop treatments, diagnostics and vaccines for the fight against Ebola, America's top infectious disease doctor says the most powerful tool against the outbreak is basic medical care.

Drugs under development will not be a big part of the solution, said Anthony Fauci, longtime director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. They are too early in development for enough doses to be manufactured, even if they are shown to be safe.

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