Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Zmapp No Guarantee Against Ebola - Infected Priest Dies And Liberia To Get Sample Doses

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75 year old Fr. Miguel Pajares, the Spanish priest who was infected with the Ebola virus in Liberia and evacuated to Spain for treatment, is dead.

The priest was airlifted from Liberia on August 7 after contracting the disease while working for a non-governmental organization. He was being treated at Carlos III hospital Madrid where he had been quarantined since his return from Liberia.

He was put on the experimental drug, Zmapp, last Saturday August 9th after the drug arrived from the United States. However, it may have been too late as the reverend father has now lost the battle to the deadly virus.

May his soul rest in peace.

This will be the first European that has died from the recent outbreak of the deadly virus.

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.

Also, President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, announced yesterday that Liberia is to receive sample doses of experimental drug, ZMapp to treat doctors infected with Ebola

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.

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