How did the world get to this point?

In an attempt to prevent the spread of Ebola in Africa, the world is turning to a novel and unconventional way to combat the virus: A drug called ketamine.

But ketamine is far from being the most effective treatment available.

This week, a study published in the Journal of Neurochemistry showed that ketamine does not seem to work as well as the most popular drugs.

In other words, the drugs are actually more effective at killing Ebola than they are at curing it.

But the results may not necessarily mean ketamine doesn’t have the power to save lives.