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Treatment For West African Ebola Strain Effective In Small Study Of Monkeys

New York Times: Ebola Drug Works Against West African Strain in Study of Monkeys
“…Six animals were infected with a very high dose of the virus and then, three days later, half were given the drug, TKM-Ebola-Makona, which was designed specifically to fight the West African strain. The monkeys that received the drug survived, but all three untreated monkeys died, researchers reported on Wednesday in the journal Nature…” (Grady, 4/22).

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