DRC rolls out new ebola treatment plan

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A total of 105 cases have been reported since the flare-up of Ebola began on August 1 in North Kivu province, according to the health ministry, out of which 77 have been confirmed by laboratory tests.

The ministry said 67 had died and 11 have recovered from the virus.

Two patients were discharged after they were treated with a new prototype treatment called mAb114.

The drug, which was developed in the United States, is the first therapeutic drug to be used in an active Ebola epidemic in the DRC.

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