Doctors from the United Nations and the National institutes of health tested a new drug from the Ebola virus in Africa
As at 31 July 2019-mu the number of deaths as a result of infection with the Ebola virus had increased to 1803. The epidemic fever began at the end of last year, and now the most care about the town of Goma — the capital of the state of North Kivu.
According to BBC, the medical workers from the UN and the National institutes of health reported a high efficacy of two new drugs which significantly increase survival among infected with Ebola.
New drugs REGN-EB3 and mAb114 developed based on the antibodies of survivors of infection with the deadly Ebola virus. Clinical trials of this drug began back in November of last year, and 90% of people who had used new drugs — survived.
After scientists determined that the active antibodies stop the action of the Ebola virus in cells of an infected person, the world health organization decided to use drugs to combat Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The researchers claim that this is the first drugs that have helped to significantly reduce the mortality rate among infected with Ebola virus.
According to the National Institute of allergic and infectious diseases of the United States, about half of the patients taking other drugs — ZMapp and Remdesivir — died during the trial. In the case of experimental treatment REGN-EB3 and mAb-114, a lethal outcome was recorded in 29% and 34%, respectively. Only in clinical trials involving more than 700 people sick with Ebola.
“We will not be able to completely defeat the Ebola virus, but we must learn to stop and prevent outbreaks of this disease”, — says the head of the Wellcome Trust Jeremy Farrar.
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It is reported that the current epidemic of Ebola in Congo — the largest in the country since 1976. The previous most serious outbreak of Ebola was an epidemic in West Africa, which lasted from the beginning of 2014 until the end of 2015. Then in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Senegal, USA, Spain and Mali over the deadly virus killed 11 million People.
Symptoms of Ebola is a strong increase in body temperature, weakness, muscle pain and sore throat, bleeding of the gastrointestinal tract, the nasal-throat region and gums. Often people infected with the Ebola virus from eating the meat of infected animals then die from dehydration or discontinuance of bodies.
In Africa many believe the disease is incurable, so there are cases when after Contracting Ebola people don’t even turn to doctors.
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