Why Are There No Drugs for Ebola Virus?

July 9, 2014 9:24 PM

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Why Are There No Drugs for Ebola Virus?

The deadly outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa is the worst on record, with over 500 deaths reported to date. Now that it has spread to three neighboring countries, the crisis appears to be far from over.

The geographical complexity of the current crisis highlights one of the most crucial obstacles to successfully containing it -- the reluctance of those infected to come forward. Because Ebola spreads through direct physical contact between infected and uninfected individuals, successful containment ...

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