A possible treatment for the rapidly expanding Ebola outbreak has been put forward by Japan's chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga.
Suga said the drug favipiravir which was developed by the Toyama Chemical Company to treat influenza, could be used to treat Ebola because the diseases were similar.
He added that the company has enough stock of the drug to treat 20,000 patients but the decision on using it would have to be taken by the World Health Organisation.
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