Throughout the past year, scientists have been testing new drugs in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in an attempt to combat the most recent Ebola outbreak. But it wasn’t until recently that these drugs started producing incredible results, according to the BBC.
Health experts have said that the disease may soon be “preventable and treatable”, as the most effective drugs showed a 90 percent survival rate in the breakthrough trial. The drugs were developed using antibodies harvested from survivors of Ebola which has killed more than 1,800 people in the Central African nation in the past year.
With the new drugs showing lots of promise, the life-saving treatments will now be administered to all patients with the disease in the DRC.