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Liberia to receive Zmapp
drug to treat Ebola virus

BBC News [UK], by Staff

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 8/12/2014 5:12:33 AM

Liberia will receive an untested experimental drug, Zmapp, to treat people infected with Ebola, the Liberian government says. The move came after a request to the US from Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the government said. The news came as medical ethics specialists met in Geneva to explore the use of such new treatments. The World Health Organization, which is hosting the meeting, says some 1,013 have died from Ebola in West Africa. [Snip] The pharmaceutical company said its supply of the drug was exhausted after its supplies were sent to West Africa, AFP news agency reported.

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There are some reports stating the Ebola vaccine may be ready for general use next year--after trials. It seems logical that affected West Africans countries will be demanding the drug before trials are begun or concluded, especially if Liberia´s outbreak appears to be contained.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: pineledger, 8/12/2014 6:37:30 AM     (No. 9962535)

Great. Send it ALL there, so if we need it, too bad.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Catherine, 8/12/2014 6:59:23 AM     (No. 9962555)

I´d say this will be human trials.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 8/12/2014 7:54:01 AM     (No. 9962619)

Uncle Sugar to the rescue - again. I don´t understand why everyone wants the US to become a third world nation. Who will they go to for help when we´re gone. Just like the democrats - they´re not thinking that far ahead.

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