It Isn’t Crazy to Conduct an Ebola Clinical Trial in a War Zone–It’s Necessary

December 4, 2018

(STAT News) – The term “randomized controlled trial” conjures up images of sterile, high-tech labs with closely monitored patients hooked up to numerous machines. That’s a far cry from the reality of a brave and groundbreaking trial that began last week in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to investigate lifesaving treatments for Ebola. The DRC is in the midst of one of the worst Ebola outbreaks it has faced. With at least 260 people killed so far, it is the second-worst Ebola epidemic the world has faced.

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