Everybody heard about Ebola, how many lives it took and how dangerous it could be. Well, we have some great news for you. Scientists are saying that Ebola is no longer incurable. If we made you curious keep reading because we will tell you all you need to know about it.
Ebola became a very big problem over time, especially in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The virus disease has spread very fast, which was alarming for everybody.
What‘s the good news?
We would like to share with you the encouraging results of a recent clinical trial. Dr. Jean-Jacques Muyembe told us something we all wanted to hear, the fact that Ebola is now curable.
The doctors discovered some new drugs which have proven to be far more effective than all of the current treatments.
How did the doctors make this discovery?
The answer to that question is simple. They have assigned randomly to their patients one treatment in order to test its efficiency. They prepared four treatments and they observed closely how the patients reacted to them.
After a while, the doctors noticed that one of the drugs was more efficient than the others. The drug was made of monoclonal antibodies.
Then, the doctors found something even more efficient
After more research, the doctors discovered that the efficiency of the other two drugs was even higher. We’re talking about the mix between a cocktail of monoclonal antibodies and another specific antibody called mAb114. They helped lower the mortality rates to 29 and 34%.
We heard that these two drugs will be administered in the future in all of the treatment centers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
That’s all the updates we have so far on the new Ebola treatments. We’ll report back as soon as we have more information about it.