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    Are drugs the best way to curb the Ebola outbreak? - August 12, 2014

    The WHO has ruled that experimental drugs should be made available to countries dealing with the outbreak. We look at the science and ethics of using an unproven Ebola treatment, and if focusing on drug treatments is the best way to curb the outbreak.

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