Ebola soon to be treatable as Scientists make big advance treatment


Ebola may soon be a "preventable and treatable" disease, after a trial of two drugs showed significantly improved survival rates, scientists have said.

The year-long Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has so far killed at least 1,800 people.

The trial in DR Congo has saved roughly 90% of the patients who received them early in the course of infection.

Anthony Fauci, director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases who co-led the trial, hailed the breakthrough.

"It significantly diminishes the mortality associated with Ebola disease," he told the BBC’s Newsday programme.