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Scientists discover a cheap cure for Ebola Virus Disease

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PRETORIA: An effectual yet inexpensive cure for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) has been discovered.

In a joint venture, an international panel of investigators (Australian, French and Russian), which was led by Queensland researchers, ascertained that the post-exposure therapy generated by means of using the antibodies from horses could be used to heal this dilemma.

Ebola hemorrhagic fever is a severe disease that causes adverse bleeding and organ malfunction. More than often, it proves to be fatal.

The virus is diffused among individuals via wild animals and insects. Also, it emits from one person to another through bodily fluids.

The study senior researcher from the University of Queensland in Australia, Professor Alexander Khromykh held that this treatment could bring promising results in such states of Africa where people earn low-wages.

For proving this, the savants used monkey model. All the monkeys had been injected with the mortal dosage of Ebola.

Following their research, they came to know that the antidote considerably inhibited the viral and kept the animals from death.

Antibodies from immunized horses could give an economical relief from this chaos. Besides, these are also included to treat rabies, botulism and diphtheria.

It is worth mentioning here that the worst and immense epidemic of Ebola virus occurred in West Africa back in 2014. It affected around 30,000 people, of which over 11,000 have been reported dead.

The fresh outcomes have been detailed in the journal Scientific Reports.