EBOLA IS NOW CURABLE. HERE’S HOW THE NEW TREATMENTS WORK

Ebola Is Now Curable. Here’s How the New Treatments Work

A clinical trial in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been testing new Ebola drugs with dramatic results. For newly infected patients on one of the drugs, the mortality rate dropped to 6 percent.  JOHN WESSELS/Getty Images

 Author: Megan Molteni

Amid unrelenting chaos and violence, scientists and doctors in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been running a clinical trial of new drugs to try to combat a year-long Ebola outbreak. On Monday, the trial’s cosponsors at the World Health Organization and the National Institutes of Health announced that two of the experimental treatments appear to dramatically boost survival rates…