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Ebola cured?

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posted on Aug, 18 2019 @ 10:05 AM
No, unfortunately it hasn't been cured. However, scientists have been able to create a drug with a significantly better survival rate.

One of these drugs is called ZMapp, which was in the news consistently back in 2014 and is currently considered the standard of care during Ebola outbreaks. It has a mortality rate of 49%, according to according to Anthony Fauci, director of the NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

ZMapp has been the standard for the last five years which basically gives an Ebola victim a 50/50 shot at living, depending on how quickly the patient was given the drug. When administered earlier, when the subjects have lower viral loads, ZMapp is 76% effective.

However, two newly tested drugs, REGN-EB3 and mAb-114, have been proving to be significantly more effective.

Preliminary results with 499 patients show that among patients who were given REGN-EB3, 71% survived. So did 66% of those treated with mAb-114. (Survival rates were even better — 94% and 89%, respectively — for patients who for had low viral loads, likely a sign that they sought treatment soon after they were infected.)

94% of people with early treatment survived! So no, it is not a cure, but it's a damn good step in the right direction. Especially with the recent outbreak, this could drastically reduce the impact.

LA Times
edit on 8/18/2019 by scojak because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 18 2019 @ 10:14 AM
This is a marvelous step forward.

posted on Aug, 18 2019 @ 05:41 PM
Bromelain and monolaurin might work. Pineapple core and coconuts.


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