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WHO: 'Unanimous agreement' on untested Ebola drugs

12 August 2014 Last updated at 14:58 BST

Untested drugs can be used to treat patients infected with the Ebola virus, the World Health Organization has said.

At a meeting in Switzerland, it was decided that such a move was ethical in light of the scale of the outbreak and high number of deaths in west Africa in recent weeks.

Dr Marie-Paule Kieny from the WHO said that there has been "unanimous agreement" among experts to allow the use of the drugs, as long as certain caveats were met.