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Liberian doctors to get experimental Ebola drug


08-12-2014 10:26 BJT

Full coverage: Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

The experimental Ebola drug which was given to two American aid workers, has been sent to the Liberian government. The company who manufactured the drug said that the supply of it is now "exhausted". The aid workers given the drug are reportedly both feeling stronger after receiving it. However, questions remain as to whether the untested and unapproved drug should be used in the outbreak. 

Nigeria confirmed one more Ebola case, when a nurse tested positive for the virus. She treated the Liberian-American Patrick Sawyer who flew into the country with the disease and died of it last month. That brings the total number of cases in Nigeria to ten, including Patrick Sawyer and another nurse who died. The nine other Nigerians were infected through direct contact with Sawyer. 

The government of Ivory Coast has announced a ban on the national carrier from flying to the neighbouring countries affected by Ebola, Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. The World Health Organization has said the death toll from the Ebola virus in west Africa has now reached 1,000. 

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