Cure and Treatments

The terrible disease called Ebola is reaching victims every day. It is extremely contagious and also extremely dangerous. According to the World Health Organization and Center for Disease Control and Prevention this virus infected 5 413 people and 2 667 of those people died by 2014. This is almost a 50% chance of dying if you are diagnosed with Ebola. It is enormous. I’m here to talk to you about the cures and treatments offered by the authority to prevent an infection.

For the past decade, many Ebola vaccines were developed but none of them has yet been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (in charge of protecting and promoting public health) for human treatment. There is also a few Antivirals Drugs that already existed and studies shows that they can be effective against Ebola. It’s not curing though, because nothing can cure it yet, but it works to slow down the symptoms. One of the most promising drugs is currently being developed by a U.S. company called BioCryst Pharmaceuticals. It has the name of BCX4430 and it’s supposed to treat a ‘’broad spectrum of viruses including Ebola’’ according to David Kroll from the Forbes Pharma and Healthcare magazine.

The research and developing of such product costs terribly expensive and this is why it takes a lot of time. NO company is ready to go bankrupt to save the world and that’s the brutal truth. What these companies need is giant investors like Bill Gates who invested $50 million for the fight against Ebola. Of course, at the end of the day $50 million isn’t going to work. They need more.



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