Liberia: Doc­tor given experimental Ebola drug dies

The Covington News - - WORLD -

MON­ROVIA, Liberia (AP) — A Liberian doc­tor who re­ceived one of the last known doses of an experimental Ebola drug has died, of­fi­cials said Mon­day. Sep­a­rately, Canada said it has yet to send out an untested vac­cine that the gov­ern­ment is do­nat­ing.

Ebola has left more than 1,400 peo­ple dead across West Africa, un­der­scor­ing the ur­gency for de­vel­op­ing po­ten­tial ways to stop and treat the dis­ease. How­ever, health ex­perts warn th­ese drugs and vac­cines have not un­der­gone the rig­or­ous test­ing that usu­ally takes place be­fore they are used.

The experimental vac­cines are at still at a Cana­dian lab­o­ra­tory, said Pa­trick Gaebel, spokesman for the Public Health Agency of Canada, who de­clined to spec­u­late how many weeks it could be be­fore those are given to vol­un­teers.

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