Congo’s health ministry said two out of 10 people who received an experimental treatment for the Ebola virus have recovered, the Associated Press reports. Patients received a treatment named mAb114, one of five experimental treatments given to people affected by the outbreak that began Aug. 1. The World Health Organization’s leader called the use of experimental remedies “a global first, and a ray of hope for people with the disease.” Congolese authorities confirmed 79 cases of Ebola in this outbreak, including 42 deaths and 14 recoveries. The virus has spread to a high security risk area, which could endanger medical personnel, WHO’s emergency preparedness chief said Friday.
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