WHO starts survey of Ebola treatments, says none proven so far

Worker is decontaminated during an Ebola training session held by Spain's Red Cross in MadridBy Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization (WHO) has begun assessing more than 120 potential treatments for Ebola patients, it said on Friday, but so far has found none that definitely work, and some that definitely do not. One drug used to treat HIV patients, lamivudine, had started to catch on as a potential Ebola treatment after one doctor used it and others followed, WHO scientist Martin Friede told a news conference. But the WHO examined the evidence and found lamivudine had no effect on Ebola and should not be administered. …



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