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Liberian doctors to get experimental Ebola drug



BY JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) - The Liberian government says it will receive doses of an experimental Ebola drug to treat doctors in the West African country.

The U.S. government confirmed that it had put Liberian officials in touch with the maker of ZMapp, and referred additional questions to Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc.

It was unclear how much of the treatment would be sent but government officials cautioned that the company had only a limited supply of the drug. The company said in a statement Monday that its supply had been exhausted.

Thus far, two Americans and a Spaniard have received the drug.

An outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has killed around 960 people so far.



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brwnysbrb August 12 2014 at 10:53 AM

It does not matter who pays for the drug! What matters is that this outbreak of a fatal disease is contained and STOPPED! This is a world problem and it will get worse if people are still allowed to go to & from Africa! The world needs to ban & stop all incoming traffic of all, until this Ebola is contained & stopped. If it gets in the USA many will die. Pray people, they this disease will be stopped.

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John Roberson August 11 2014 at 11:23 PM

wonder who is paying for the drugs; the US tax payer, maybe?

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ROB SYKES August 12 2014 at 12:52 PM

Cyanide?

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billcdaly August 12 2014 at 8:59 AM

Keep watching Lagos Nigeria.
A city of 20 million, where an infected man died recently.
If he infected others, it will spread like wildfire.

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kulpw40 August 11 2014 at 11:37 PM

What's amazing is it's main ingredient is derived from tobacco plants. I wonder if our government is going tax it like tobacco.

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fox12ga kulpw40 August 12 2014 at 7:58 AM

only to US citizens with a job

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fox12ga August 12 2014 at 7:55 AM

960 just nature's way of culling the heard

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nan.pelosi August 12 2014 at 2:01 PM

We must stop this immediately according to the left, this drug consists of genetic engineering, anything GMO must be stopped.

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madcap.1 August 12 2014 at 2:25 PM

watch, they are going to use this drug and if it works but some where down the line they find out that there were severe side affects the families are going after the drug companies for lots of money

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madcap.1 August 12 2014 at 2:30 PM

if the drug doesn't work than they should save as many animals as they can and nuke this area

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gdmn2find August 12 2014 at 5:24 PM

Hmmm didn't the Messiah comment about giving these countries the drug for treatment and make a comment like..."What are they going to do with it?" It's not like they want it, or something like that. It appears they do want to receive this drug and many West African leaders are upset that only Westerners have been treated with it so far. Maybe some of the media should be asking these questions.

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