DRC: Breakthrough in Fight Against Ebola
Not until partway through the West African Ebola epidemic between 2013 and 2016 was a treatment developed that was used to reduce fatalities and help end the outbreak.This treatment only treated one strain of the virus, however, and not the other two deadly strains. Only a few years later, Doctors have reached a breakthrough and created a drug that treats all three deadly strains through a single shot, eliminating loss of precious time previously taken to identify the strand. Due to the comparatively small market for Ebola drugs, however, it will likely remain funded and produced by governments. The treatment has only be tested on monkeys so far, but the researchers are confident moving forward with human trials ahead of an eventual rollout.