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Meet Dr Jean-Jacques Muyembe-Tamfum, the brilliant African researcher who has developed a ‘cure’ for Ebola

Dr Jean-Jacques Muyembe, the Congolese doctor behind the Ebola cure (Royal Society)
Dr Jean-Jacques Muyembe, the Congolese doctor behind the Ebola cure (Royal Society)
  • Ebola is one of the deadly viral diseases in the world.
  • It has taken the lives of nearly 1900 people since it broke out in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in August 2018.
  • This is about to change thanks to a new treatment by a team led by top Ebola researcher Dr Jean-Jacques Muyembe-Tamfum.

A group of researchers have found a cure for Ebola, a deadly disease that has infected nearly 2,800 people and killed over 1,800 in the Democratic Republic of the Congoover the past year.

This team lead by Dr Jean-Jacques Muyembe-Tamfum initially started with four treatments but only two have shown remarkable promise at treating Ebola.

During the clinical trials, these experimental drugs — an antibody cocktail called REGN-EB3 developed by Regeneron and a monoclonal antibody called mAb114 — improved “survival rates from the disease more than two other treatments being tested.” Continue reading…

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