U.S. Boosts New Ebola Drug

March 31, 2015 11:49 PM

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The U.S. government says it will help develop a new Ebola drug — one of five drugs that are being tested against the deadly virus.

"BioCryst's drug, BCX4430, is a small molecule that prevents the Ebola virus from reproducing in the body," the Health and Human Services Department said in a statement. "Small molecule" means it can be taken as a pill.

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