Liberian doctor Abraham Borbor, who had the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp administered, died in the country capital Monrovia.
It was made known today, August 25, by Liberia’s information minister, BBC reports.
Dr. Borbor, one of the top officials of the county’s biggest hospital, was among the first 3 Africans who received treatment by the unapproved drug.
It will be recalled that ZMapp is believed to have saved the lives of two Americans, who got infected while working in Liberia.
The minister told the Associated Press on Monday, Borbor “was showing signs of improvement but yesterday he took a turn for the worse”.
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Meanwhile the deadly Ebola virus continues ravaging the West Africa, including Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast and Nigeria. The death toll gradually approaches 1,500.
As soon as the information about the unapproved drug reached the Nigerian officials, the Federal Government requested ZMapp from the US health authorities, however the request was turned down.
The most outrageous epidemic of Ebola started in Guinea and quickly spread in the West African region. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) around 2,615 have been infected with the virus in the area since March.
Nigeria got affected as the Liberian-American Patrick Sawyer landed at the Lagos Airport with Ebola-associated symptoms and days later died in one of the Lagos hospitals.