Pharmaceutical Firm to Help Fight Virus Outbreak by Sending Experimental Drug
A pharmaceutical firm in China is sending an experimental Ebola drug to Africa in the hopes to help combat the spread of the virus among Chinese aid workers and is now planning clinical trials there for the control of the spread of the disease. Sihuan Pharmaceutical Holdings Group is supplying several thousands of doses of its experimental drug JK-05 and more doses can be sent if needed.
The Ebola outbreak in Africa is said to be the worst to happen and have already attributed to more than 4,500 deaths. Government and drug makers in different parts of the world are working hard to find treatments for the Ebola outbreak that is already slowly spreading to parts of the United States and Europe. Aid workers have already brought the drug with them and if a case will break out amongst the aid workers the drug can be used then.
Sihuan Pharmaceutical is also preparing clinical trials in Africa and is testing the experimental drug on African Ebola patients. There are around 1 million Chinese nationals living in Africa and around 10,000 of these nationals are living in countries that are affected by the virus. China has already sent hundreds of aid workers to help in the combat against the Ebola outbreak and as spent around US$35 million for medical aid.