Back The Guardian The Guardian view on treating Ebola: science is the start | Editorial
Search Sections 17 Aug
Close
Advertisement
14 Aug 1:25pm

The Guardian view on treating Ebola: science is the start | Editorial

The Guardian
Researchers have developed and trialled drugs that can cure this deadly disease. The problem now is to deliver themThis week has seen a heartening triumph of medical science: Ebola is now curable, doctors say. The announcement is also a timely one. The outbreak in the war-ravaged territories of the north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, which began over a year ago, has defied the sustained efforts to halt it. Last month, with the death toll above 1,600 people, the World Health Organization declared it an emergency of international concern. The even deadlier West African epidemic of 2014 killed more than 11,000 people before it was extinguished, having prompted fear around the world. The high death rate and agonising nature of the deaths all add to the virus’s terrors. So the news that two
Read full story
 Like Comment
Advertisement

Comments

No comments yet...
On the top

Date settings

Today is Saturday, August 17, 2019

+ 1 -
+ 1 -
+ 2016 -

Close

By using our website, you agree to the use of cookies as described in our cookie policy.

Accept

The Guardian

Close