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Supply of Unproven Ebola Drug Now Exhausted, as People Continue to Die from Outbreak

Supply of Unproven Ebola Drug Now Exhausted, as People Continue to Die from Outbreak
A leading physician in Sierra Leone's fight against Ebola has died from the disease, an official said Wednesday, as it emerged that another top doctor last month was considered for an experimental treatment. There was very little of the experimental treatment available, which has stoked debate about ethics on who should get it even though it hasn't been tested in humans. There is no way of knowing if the drug, known as ZMapp, made a difference in the few people who have gotten the now-exhausted supply of the drug.
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Clarence Roy-Macaulay and Maria Cheng
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That Strain of Ebola Rocking Guinea, West Africa? It's a New One.

That Strain of Ebola Rocking Guinea, West Africa? It's a New One.
A heretofore unseen strain of the deadly Ebola virus has killed scores in West Africa, mostly in the nation of Guinea. Genetics testing has indicated this is brand new, and highly lethal.
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