FG Inaugurates Treatment Research Committee On Ebola Virus

The federal government yesterday inaugurated an Ebola
Treatment and Research Group with the mandate to carry out research on Ebola
and finding a cure to it.
The director-general, Nigerian Institute of Pharmaceutical
Research and Development and the director-general of the Nigerian Institute of
Medical Research have been appointed the chairmen of the committee.

Other members are also, the Nigerian-US based researcher who
had found evidence of Bitter Kola inhibiting the growth of the Ebola virus in a
laboratory, Prof. Maurice Iwu and the director-general of the Nigerian Centre for
Disease Control.

Prof Onyebuchi Chukwu, Nigeria’s Health Minister however says, “though the
research on bitter kola was not concluded, no progress can be made without
research. For now, there is no scientifically proven vaccine or drug for the
treatment of Ebola.”

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