An experimental drug has cured monkeys infected with Ebola virus, Us-based scientists have said.
The treatment, known as TKM-Ebola-Guinea, targets the Makona strain of the virus, which caused the current deadly outbreak in West Africa.
All three monkeys receiving the treatment were healthy when the trial ended after 28 days; three untreated monkeys died within nine days.
Scientists cautioned that the drug’s efficacy has not been proven in humans.
At present, there are no treatments or vaccines for Ebola that have been proven to work in humans.