WHO backs use of experimental Ebola drugs in West Africa outbreak

GENEVA Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:42am EDT

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GENEVA Aug 12 (Reuters) - A World Health Organisation panel of medical ethics experts ruled on Tuesday that it is ethical to offer unproven drugs or vaccines as potential treatments or preventions in West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak.

(Reporting by Kate Kelland and Stephanie Nebehay, editing by Ben Hirschler)