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Two Ebola treatments show promise in the fight against the outbreak in Congo

(CNN)Two new Ebola treatments are proving so effective they are being offered to all patients in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where the current outbreak is the second-deadliest ever.A randomized trial comparing four different treatments in four towns began in November. Of the four, two treatments known as REGN-EB3 and mAb114 were so effective that researchers announced today they have halted the trial and stopped distributing the others.These early results suggest scientists are one step closer to curing the disease, which has killed more than 1,800 people in the DRC since last summer."From now on, we will no longer say that EVD (Ebola virus disease) is not curable," Jean-Jacques Muyembe-Tamfum, general-director of the DRC's federal m ...
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