PRO/AH/EDR> Ebola update (79): Congo DR (NK, IT) therapeutics, response, research

Ebola — DR Congo
Two Ebola drugs have proven so effective in a clinical trial that researchers will make the treatments available to anyone infected with the virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where Ebola has killed nearly 1900 people over the past year.
The survival rate for people who received either drug shortly after infection, when levels of the virus in their blood were low, was 90%.
“It’s really good news,” says Sabue Mulangu, an infectious-disease researcher at the National