Putin: Russia has highly efficient medicine for fighting Ebola

Russian scientists have created a medicine for fighting Ebola that has shown "high efficiency," President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday.

"We have registered a medicine for the Ebola fever that after relevant checks has shown high efficiency, higher than the remedies used across the world up until now," Putin told a meeting of senior officials, state news agency TASS reported.

Earlier, chief state doctor Anna Popova announced that Russia had developed a vaccine against Ebola, and that it would be tested on Russians travelling to parts of the world suffering from the virus, the Interfax news agency reported.

Last update: Wed, 13/01/2016 - 17:17

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