US, Liberia start human trials of Ebola drug

February 27, 2015 5:46 PM

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The US and Liberian governments Friday launched a clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of an experimental Ebola drug on humans, the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) said.

"Although ZMapp has been used to treat several Ebola-infected patients in recent months, we cannot determine if the drug actually benefited those patients because it was not administered within the context of a clinical trial," Xinhua quoted Anthony Fauci, director of the NIAID, as saying.

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