An experimental treatment for the Ebola virus will be explored by a panel of medical ethics experts next week, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).
The organisation's assistant director-general, Marie-Paule Kieny said: "We are in an unusual situation in this outbreak. We have a disease with a high fatality rate without any proven treatment or vaccine."
She added: "We need to ask the medical ethicists to give us guidance on what the responsible thing to do is."
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