10
Jan
2019

Single-dose drug protects against all forms of Ebola

In tests on non-human primates and ferrets, single 25-mg/kg (milligrams per kilogram) injections of it were found to protect against the Bundibugyo and Sudan strains of the virus, along with the deadliest of the bunch, the Zaire strain. The latter was responsible for the 2013-16 epidemic in West Africa, along with the ongoing outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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