Bioethicist: Ebola Treatment to West Is Troubling, Bad Science

August 11, 2014 9:02 PM

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Bioethicist: Ebola Treatment to West Is Troubling, Bad Science

Spanish officials say a 75-year-old Roman Catholic priest who was infected with Ebola and flown back to Spain has received the same therapy as two American aid workers: an experimental treatment called ZMapp never before tested in humans.

ZMapp is not the answer to the Ebola epidemic ravaging West Africa. There is no chance of getting a significant amount of this drug made for many months. Deploying more health care workers, face guards, moon suits, gloves and antiseptic, along with restrictions on travel and burying the dead, is the...

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