Glimmer of hope seen in Ebola outbreak

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Three health care workers who were given the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp in Liberia have shown “very positive signs of recovery,” the Liberian Ministry of Health said Tuesday.

Medical professionals treating the workers have called their progress “remarkable.”

The good news comes as the number of deaths from the outbreak in West Africa climbed to 1,229, according to the World Health Organization.

The Liberian government also reported that all 17 patients who fled a local clinic after it was attacked earlier this week have been accounted for. Those who tested positive for Ebola are now being treated at another medical center.

Source: CNN (link opens in a new window)

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