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Ebola: Untested drugs 'can be used' - in 15 seconds

Untested drugs can be used to treat Ebola patients, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said. The statement was made after its medical experts met in Switzerland on Monday to discuss the issue.

The move came as Liberia said it was getting an experimental drug, Zmapp, after requests to the US government. The WHO said where experimental treatments are used, there must be informed consent and the results of the treatment collected and shared.

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  • 12 Aug 2014
  • From the section Africa