Italy has hemorrhage-blocking anti-Ebola drug says Lorenzin

'Phase I trials over, Emergency NGO wants 1,000 doses'

(ANSA) - Rome, October 22 - A Florence-based military lab has just finished Phase I trials of an experimental hemorrhage-blocking medication that could help treat Ebola patients, Health Minister Beatrice Lorenzin said Wednesday.
    Humanitarian NGO Emergency has already requested 1,000 doses of the new drug to be sent to Sierra Leone, Lorenzin said.
    The current outbreak of the virus has already killed more than 4,500 people, mostly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
   

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