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Liberian doctor treated with experimental Ebola drug dies

Published on Aug 25, 2014 8:17 PM
 
French NGO Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF - Doctors Without Borders) staff members standing wearing protective gear at the MSF ELWA hospital in Monrovia, where patients suffering from Ebola are taken care of. A Liberian doctor treated with experimental American anti-Ebola serum ZMapp has died, the west African nation said on Monday, Aug 25, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

MONROVIA (AFP) - A Liberian doctor treated with experimental American anti-Ebola serum ZMapp has died, the west African nation said on Monday.

Dr Abraham Borbor had been improving but died on Sunday night, Liberian Information Minister Lewis Brown told AFP. "He was showing signs of progress but he finally died. The government regrets this loss and extends its condolences to the bereaved family," Mr Brown said.

Two other health workers receiving the serum are still in treatment, said the minister, adding that there were "signs of hope".

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday there had been a "significant improvement" in the condition of a doctor and nurse being treated with ZMapp in Liberia, and that another doctor was getting better, but still in a serious condition.

 
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