Fertility Drug Appears to Stop Ebola Virus, University of Virginia Study

Published: Jul 08, 2013

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A class of drugs that includes treatments for breast cancer and infertility appears to inhibit the deadly, incurable Ebola virus. Clomiphene, which is used to treat female infertility, and toremifene, used to treat breast cancer, can effectively block Ebola infections in mice. The drugs, and others with similar structures, seem to prevent the virus from delivering its RNA into the cytoplasm of cells.

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