Experimental Ebola Treatment Seems To Be Working

August 4, 2014 6:40 PM

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An experimental serum against the Ebola virus was flown to Liberia last week to help U.S. aid workers Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, who had fallen ill with the virus. But until today, not much about the contents or provenance of the serum was publicly known.

CNN reported that the serum is called ZMapp, and came from the biotech firm Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc. The National Institutes of Health offered the treatment to Samaritan's Purse, which is the organization where Brantly and Writebol worked. The serum had never been used in humans before -- it had ...

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