WHO Sets Criteria for Clinical Trials on Ebola Treatments

November 14, 2014 3:56 PM

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The World Health Organization has established criteria for conducting clinical trials on experimental drugs and other therapies for the treatment of Ebola. Members of WHO’s Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee on Ebola Experimental Interventions say great care must be taken to ensure the safety of a product before any testing is done on humans to evaluate its efficacy.

Everyone is looking for a cure for Ebola but, there is nothing yet on the horizon. However, the scientific community has proposed interventions, including vaccines, convalescent blood and plasma, and medicines in its search for answers.

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