How one doctor survived Ebola

January 5, 2015 12:49 PM

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On Dec. 18, Victor Willoughby lost his life to Ebola, just hours following the arrival of ZMab, an experimental drug that had been flown to Sierra Leone from Brussels to treat the physician after he had contracted the disease from a patient.

Sadly, Willoughby's death is more the rule than an exception. The chances of surviving Ebola in western Africa still hover around 30 percent, and Willoughby became Sierra Leone's 11th physician to succumb to Ebola (a 12th healthcare worker lived). However, in western nations the odds of beating the ...

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