China Approves its First Ebola Drug 'JK-05'



JK-05', China's first Ebola drug has been approved for the treatment of the disease. The drug was developed by the Academy of Military Medical Sciences.

According to CNTV, the research team spent the last five years studying Ebola’s prevention and treatment, and the drug has shown anti-Ebola activity during cell experiments and testing.

It also recently completed pre-clinical testing as well as a clinical-safety evaluations. However, so far the drug has only been cleared for use in emergency situations.

"JK-05 is a micro-molecular chemical, and its pharmacological mechanism is to selectively contain the RNA polymerase of the Ebola virus so as to inhibit virus replication." said Prof. Wang Hongquan, China Academy of Military Medical Sciences.

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