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Health official downplays hopes for experimental Ebola drugs
Health official downplays hopes for experimental Ebola drugs

A top federal health official sought Thursday to downplay hopes that new drugs to combat the Ebola virus are imminent despite reports that experimental drugs may have helped two stricken U.S. aid workers as the deadly epidemic continued to ravage parts of West Africa. "We don't know if [the drugs] work and we can't have them in significant numbers," Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told a House subcommittee hearing. "I don't want any false hopes out there." In Geneva, global health experts at the World Health Organization met for the second day to consider additional measures to control the outbreak,...

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