Ebola now curable after trials of drugs in DRC, say scientists
New trial results suggest prompt treatment with a monoclonal antibody drug can reduce Ebola fatality rate to 6% (compared with 60-70% in the community). Amid all the challenges of the current outbreak, this is a remarkable advance
Not "curable", but rather "treatable with a specific drug". Best mAb cocktail from with a 29% CFR in treated group (overall for the outbreak ~70%). This is promising news for #Ebola treatments!
Let’s now make sure the new treatments are swiftly further developed, approved by regulatory authorities and made available for all patients who need it - this collective R&D effort must translate in affordable access for all patients ⁦
yo you feeling a bit sad? everything is a bit overwhelming and your brain is being a bit of a dick? HARD SAME but check it out HUMANS CURED EBOLA HOW FRICKIN COOL IS THAT
💬 "The more we learn about these two treatments, the closer we can get to turning #Ebola from a terrifying disease to one that is preventable and treatable" - | #OutsmartEpidemics
Wow wow --> "Ebola can no longer be called an incurable disease, scientists have said, after two of four drugs being trialled in the major outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo were found to have significantly reduced the death rate."
This is great news. "From now on, we will no longer say that Ebola is incurable".
Ebola now curable after trials of drugs in DRC, say scientists
Yo this is really good news and I like being able to share that sort of thing every now and again!
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Ebola now curable after trials of drugs in DRC, say scientists
Ebola now curable after trials of drugs in DRC, say scientists
“Now that 90% of patients can go into a treatment centre and come out completely cured, this will build trust in the population and community”
"We would like to thank the pharmaceutical industry for making another fatal disease curable and take back all we said about market failures and the inherent superiority of a publicly-run model," said an MSF spokesperson in a parallel, rational universe
#Ebola now curable after trials of drugs in DRC, say scientists
Ebola now curable after trials of drugs in DRC, say scientists - “From now on, we will no longer say that Ebola is incurable,” said Prof Jean-Jacques Muyembe, the director general of the Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale in DRC
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Ebola now curable after trials of drugs in DRC, say scientists
Ebola now curable after trials of drugs in DRC, say scientists
Ebola now curable after trials of drugs in DRC, say scientists | World news | The Guardian
#Ebola now curable after trials of drugs in #DRC, say scientists
MT : Let’s make sure the new treatments are swiftly further developed, approved by regulatory authorities and made available for all patients who need it - this R&D effort must translate in affordable access for all patients ⁦
Reasons for cautious optimism about an effective #Ebola treatment, but must remember that drugs are not enough if they can't actually get to the people that need them or there are no systems to administer them.
Took a few days leave and in logging back on was confronted with so much bad news - thus delighted to see this #Ebola development. Kudos to all involved ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦