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WHO backs use of experimental Ebola drugs in West Africa outbreak

It is ethical to offer unproven drugs or vaccines to people infected or at risk in West Africa’s deadly Ebola outbreak, a World Health Organization panel of medical ethics experts ruled on Tuesday, but cautioned supplies will be limited.

The panel said any provision of experimental Ebola medicines would require “informed consent, freedom of choice, confidentiality, respect for the person, preservation of dignity and involvement of the community”.

via WHO backs use of experimental Ebola drugs in West Africa outbreak | Reuters.

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