Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Ebola: US finally agrees to give Liberia experimental drup, ZMapp

The Liberian president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, announced
yesterday that their country is to receive sample doses of
experimental drug, ZMapp to treat doctors infected with

A statement published on Mrs Sirleaf's website on Monday
said the US had approved a request from Liberia to ship the
medicine after a direct appeal to US President Barack
Obama on Friday.
But spokesperson for the US Health and Human Services
(HHS) Department said US authorities had simply assisted in
connecting the Liberian government with the drug's
manufacturer, insisting that the drug company had worked
directly with the Liberian government.
Meanwhile the deaths from Ebola has passed the 1,000
mark. Late yesterday, the World Health Organization said
1,013 people have now died from Ebola.

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