Ebola inhibited by fertility drugs

University of Virginia researchers have discovered that a class of drugs used for treating breast cancer and female fertility problems can inhibit the incurable ebola virus.

It was found that clomiphene, topemifene and similarly structured drugs stop the virus from delivering its genetic payload, forcing the virus to degrade.

The medications prevented the virus fusing with the membranes of lab mice, hemming in viral RNA, allowing for the body to remove it.

Read more at Science Translational Medicine