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Streamline Therapeutic Testing, Approval Process To Adequately Address Ebola, Other Outbreaks

New England Journal of Medicine: Ebola — A Growing Threat?
Heinz Feldmann of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

“…The latest outbreak of Zaire ebola virus in West Africa again has shown the limited ability of our public health systems to respond to rare, highly virulent communicable diseases. … If we are to practice cutting-edge medicine, rather than simply outbreak control, we need to advance leading approaches toward [therapeutic] approval and licensing. This gap should close over the next several years — if we can continue making progress before Ebola (or a related virus) strikes again” (5/7).

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