Studying "Secret Serums" - Toward Safe, Effective Ebola Treatments.
N Engl J Med. 2014 Aug 20;
Authors: Goodman JL
Ebola virus (EV), the cause of an ongoing deadly epidemic in West Africa, has been one of the world's most feared pathogens, causing catastrophic clinical disease and high mortality. Although the highest priority must be given to public health and infection-control measures that have contained past outbreaks, the current outbreak - the largest ever recorded - also highlights the need for effective treatment. The report that two seriously ill American volunteers, Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, received an experimental cocktail of three monoclonal antibodies, never before administered to humans, has raised questions around the globe. Dubbed "secret serum" by the . . .
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