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A health ministry panel agreed Friday that doctors in Japan should be able to use a new domestically produced influenza drug to treat people who get infected with the deadly Ebola virus, although it has not yet been approved for such use.

Favipiravir, marketed as Avigan Tablet, has drawn renewed attention after a French nurse recovered from Ebola after taking it in conjunction with two other types of medicine made in the United States and Canada.

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