Ebola Is Now a Curable Disease

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Published on August 15, 2019 - Duration: 01:06s

Ebola Is Now a Curable Disease

Ebola Is Now a Curable Disease.

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Institutes of Health announced two new treatments that can increase survival of the deadly disease.

Todayโ€™s news puts us one more step to saving more lives, Mike Ryan, WHO Director of Health Emergencies, via 'Wired'.

The new treatments saw death rates drop to 11% and 6%, compared to 24% and 33% of previous treatments.

Since last November, patients have in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been receiving the experimental treatments at four treatment centers.

The country has been experiencing a year-long outbreak of Ebola, the second-largest that has been recorded.

More than 2,800 people have been infected leading to 1,794 deaths.

After the virus crossed international borders, the WHO declared it a โ€œpublic health emergency of international concernโ€ in July

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