Experimental Ebola drugs arrive in Liberia to treat two doctors

by Reuters
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 17:31 GMT

Liberian soldiers check people travelling in Bomi County August 11, 2014. Liberian troops set up Ebola roadblocks and stopped public access to some of the worst-hit towns after the country declared a state of emergency to tackle the worst outbreak of the disease on record. REUTERS/Stringer

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Consignment of experimental ZMapp arrives by plane in Liberia to treat two doctors suffering from the virus

MONROVIA, Aug 13 (Reuters) - A consignment of experimental Ebola drugs arrived by plane in Liberia on Wednesday to treat two doctors suffering from the virus, which has killed more than 1,000 people across four West African countries.

The drug, ZMapp, arrived in white boxes on a commercial flight, a Reuters witness said. It will be taken to the John F. Kennedy Memorial hospital in the capital and administered to doctors Zukunis Ireland and Abraham Borbor, government officials said. (Reporting by Clair MacDougall; Writing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg; Editing by Daniel Flynn)

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