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Liberian doctor dies of Ebola despite trial drug: government

English.news.cn   2014-08-25 19:55:11            

MONROVIA, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) -- The Liberian government on Monday announced that the nation's Deputy Chief Medical Doctor Abraham Borbor who was recently injected with the Anti-Ebola trial drug, ZMAPP, has died.

Minister of Information Lewis Brown disclosed this to reporters in Monrovia, the West African country's capital city, although the late medical doctor was able to walking around on Sunday and his doctors were hopeful that he would make a full recovery.

Meanwhile, Doctor Phillip Zokonis Ireland who was in isolation along with Borbor, had been tested negative and discharged last week.

Updating on progress by government on Ebola sensitization, brown said community residents are now actively involved and the dissemination of Ebola messages is encouraging.

The minister added that government has conducted a 2-day awareness workshop in various communities to determine the response of citizens indicating that the people are now better situated in the fight to prevent spread of the virus.

Brown told reporters that four protesters involved in the recent disturbances at the West Point Township quarantined site have tested positive to the Ebola Virus Disease.

Minister Brown said government has set up a team to conduct investigation into the skirmishes in West Point after the areas was placed in quarantine last week that led to the death of one person and several persons wounded.

Brown said Vice President Joseph Boakai will visit another quarantined Ebola Isolation Center in Dolo's town while president Sirleaf will visit the West Point quarantined Ebola center.

Editor: Shen Qing
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