A top official with the U.N. health agency said few experimental therapies are currently under development that could effectively treat Ebola.
Dr. Martin Friede, who is in charge of the World Health Organization’s work toward finding an Ebola drug, said scientists have proposed lots of experimental interventions but none has been thoroughly evaluated yet.
“We don’t have a lot of drugs in our pipeline that look promising,” said Friede, the program leader for WHO’s technology transfer initiative. His comments follow a WHO-sponsored meeting of medical experts this week on how to test potential Ebola drugs in Africa.
Friede told reporters Friday in Geneva that “people are using all kinds of therapies” for the deadly virus without evidence they’re effective or safe.
Source: Associated Press