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The virus was found in half the acute flaccid myelitis patients studied, and earlier testing may have identified more, say authors.
Funding will be used to continue trials of BCX4430 and prepare for its large-scale manufacture.
A 39,000-bird turkey farm was hit by H5N2, and H5N1 killed pelicans in Romania.
Liberian officials urged longer sexual abstinence for survivors, and extra response measures are under way in Sierra Leone and Guinea.
Egypt has 10 more cases in the past few days, and both Indonesian cases involved likely poultry exposure.
The WHO reports 114 Saudi MERS cases in January & February, compared with 21 in that time last year.
The agency has begun developing a vaccine as a backup tool to protect US poultry if needed.
The Obama administration unveils a plan for addressing the threat in the next 5 years.
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