REPORT: Scientists believe they’ve found life-saving Ebola treatments

AUGUST 12, 2019

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Scientists have seen promising results in two of the four experimental Ebola drugs trialled in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, according to a recent study. One of the drugs was developed by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and the other by NIH researchers — who are now hopeful these drugs are “may able to improve the survival of people with Ebola.”

In the experiment, researchers compared ZMapp to three other drugs, which included Regeneron’s compound, the NIH’s called mAb114 and an antiviral drug named remdesivir. On Friday, researchers announced the Regeneron compound was working far better than the rest and the NIH antibody drug was also performing well.

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The study, which is its early stages, found a mortality rate of 30% for those who received either the Regeneron drug or the NIH’s drug. Half of those who received ZMapp died. Patients who received treatment early saw mortality rates of just 6% with the Regeneron drug and 11% with the NIH compound to about 24% for ZMapp.

CBS News correspondent Debora Patta reported that treating Ebola is still complicated by conflict in the region and by resistance to treatment by residents who don’t trust the treatment or medical facilities.

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