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Eight treatments and two vaccines can be developed against Ebola

World Health Organization (WHO) released a list of eight treatments and two experimental vaccines against Ebola.

These were presented to 200 experts gathered in Geneva to find ways to combat this disease.

"None were clinically proven" according to a document published by WHO. Also, "in the context of the exceptional measures currently implemented in order to accelerate the pace of clinical trials, new treatments and vaccines will not be available for general use before the end of 2014," said the organization.

In mod normal, dezvoltarea si evaluarea clinica a unor asemenea tratamente se pot derula pe o perioada de pana la 10 ani, insa epidemia actuala nu are precedent in ceea ce priveste amploarea luata, complexitatea si consecintele. Potrivit ultimului bilant publicat miercuri, 3 septembrie, s-a ajuns la un numar de 1.900 de morti din 3.500 de cazuri confirmate de Ebola.

Normally, the development and clinical evaluation of such treatments can run for up to 10 years, but the current epidemic is unprecedented in terms of complexity and consequences. According to the latest balance sheet published on Wednesday, September 3, the numbers reached a total of 1,900 deaths from 3,500 confirmed cases of Ebola.

Until treatments will be ready at the end of the year, only a few doses of treatment in small quantities will be available.

The 200 experts are to examine "the possibility of producing and using these experimental treatments".

The assembly also seeks to "inform regulators of the situation nationwide of products likely to be used and to facilitate contacts between affected countries and manufacturers."

The most affected countries are Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.