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Experimental Drug Shows Promise As Simplified Cure Of Sleeping Sickness, Researchers Report

Nature: Sleeping sickness can now be cured with pills
“For the first time, researchers have cured the deadly neurological disease sleeping sickness using pills instead of a combination of intravenous infusions and pills. The investigators presented the results from final clinical trials on 17 October at the European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health in Antwerp, Belgium, providing hope that the treatment will help to eliminate the malady within a decade. … The relative ease of the treatment with fexinidazole means that if approved, it might save more lives than the current option, say the investigators…” (Maxmen, 10/18).

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