Why isn't there a treatment or vaccine for Ebola?

August 2, 2014 7:38 AM

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Why isn't there a treatment or vaccine for Ebola?

LONDON -- In the four decades since the Ebola virus was first identified in Africa, treatment hasn't changed much. There are no licensed drugs or vaccines for the deadly disease.

Some are being developed, but none have been rigorously tested in humans. One experimental treatment, though, was tried this week in an American aid worker sick with Ebola, according to the U.S-based group that she works for in Liberia.

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