Repurposing Approved drugs for Ebola
What is it about?
Several HTS run over the past few years have identified several FDA approved drugs with activity against Ebola virus in vitro and in vivo. The goal of this Opinion piece was to raise awareness of these compounds and perform similarity searches with them to potentially suggest other compounds worth testing.
Why is it important?
Because several relatively accessible drugs like chloroquine and other drugs could be obtained in Africa and tested as a last resort in Ebola patients. We are not aware that any of these compounds have been tested in humans against Ebola virus.
The following have contributed to this page: Dr Sean Ekins