ZMAP FAILURE! Liberia: Doctor given experimental Ebola drug dies
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — A Liberian doctor who was among three Africans to receive an experimental Ebola drug has died, the country’s information minister said Monday.
Dr. Abraham Borbor, the deputy chief medical doctor at the country’s largest hospital, had been among three Liberians, and the first Africans, who received the drug, ZMapp. Two Americans received the untested drug and survived. A Spaniard infected with Ebola received the treatment but died. There was no update given on the two other Liberians who took doses of the drug.
Borbor “was showing signs of improvement but yesterday he took a turn for the worse,” Information Minister Lewis Brown told The Associated Press. It wasn’t clear if he died late Sunday or on Monday.
Only five people in the world are known to have received ZMapp. The small supply is now said to be exhausted, and it is expected to be months before more can be produced by its U.S. maker.
Bottomline: still no known cure.
Russians (still) think they have one… they’re in Guinea now.
Russia’s Vector State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology based in Koltsovo, in the Novosibirsk region, developed Reaferon-Lipint several years ago. This vaccine proved effective in dealing with Ebola virus during laboratory tests.
The Spanish priest was also Zmapped.
He died Aug. 10th
Only 1 week ago….
ZMAP is a joke. Even if it worked they can’t mass produce it at all. So far it has like a 50% cure rate… well guess what, the f*ckin virus has almost that same mortality rate so from what I can see the drug did nothing at all (as the same % of people would of lived/died with or without the magic drug).
Not only that, for anyone that has been following this event, you would already realize the company of choice for TPTB with this outbreak is Tekmira and its TKM-Ebola treatment (which can be produced in mass).
I expect Tekmira to start fitting more and more into this outbreak as time goes on (as it is a front company for Pfizer/Merck, with DoD & Monsanto backing).
Not that I would trust their cure either (actually I would trust Tekmira’s cure less then ZMAP’s to be honest). Will be interesting to see how this whole situation plays out in the next few months, but either way if you are smart DO NOT TAKE THE VACCINE THEY PUSH (will make you sterile at the very least).