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ZMapp - The Experimental Ebola Drug - Cures American Doctors by santakris: 9:46am On Aug 07, 2014
Dr. Kent Brantly, who is being treated with an experimental drug for the Ebola virus at Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital, will soon be joined by the second American to have contracted the virus.

The drug ZMapp, made by Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc., of San Diego, has been identified as a potential treatment for the disease but had never been tested on a human until now. The second patient, Nancy Writebol, who left for Atlanta from Monrovia, Liberia, on Tuesday, has started recovering from the disease after receiving two doses of the drug before leaving for the U.S., according to the Associated Press, or AP. ZMapp was developed by a long-running research program supported by the U.S. government and its military.

Writebol, who left Monrovia for Atlanta at 9:12 p.m. EDT on Monday, is expected to arrive in the U.S. on Tuesday on the same plane that brought Brantly to Emory. Brantly, who got the virus while he was working in Liberia, reportedly began recovering Sunday with the help of ZMapp, which boosts the patient’s immune system to fight off the effect of the Ebola virus. However, doctors working on beating back the virus are only cautiously optimistic about the effectiveness of the new drug.

“Ebola is a tricky virus and one day you can be up and the next day down. One day is not indicative of the outcome,” Bruce Johnson, president of SIM USA, the North Carolina-based group that Writebol worked for in Africa, said, according to AP, adding: “We’re grateful this medicine was available.”

ZMapp is made out of nicotine leaves and was tested on mice having the virus, of which 80 percent survived, according to AP.

Although there is no authorized drug to cure the Ebola virus, several experimental drugs are being created, including ones being developed by Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ:TKMR) of British Columbia. Over the past five days, the company’s stock has shot up by more than 30 percent.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has to permit the experimental use of a drug on humans, but an FDA spokesperson would neither confirm nor deny that the permission had been granted for ZMapp, AP reported.

The current outbreak of Ebola is the worst till date and the World Health Organization, on Monday, reportedly estimated that the virus has so far infected 1,600 people and claimed 887 lives in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria.

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Re: ZMapp - The Experimental Ebola Drug - Cures American Doctors by Dreal1247(m): 10:03am On Aug 07, 2014
Let them speed up the distribution of the drugs. Let this disease be given a deadly knockout.

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Re: ZMapp - The Experimental Ebola Drug - Cures American Doctors by Switpal(m): 10:21am On Aug 07, 2014
Good news! Tank God oh!

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Re: ZMapp - The Experimental Ebola Drug - Cures American Doctors by Danhumprey: 10:38am On Aug 07, 2014
Let them mass-produce the drug to help in the eradication and treatment of the disease nau.
Re: ZMapp - The Experimental Ebola Drug - Cures American Doctors by favouredseed(f): 10:42am On Aug 07, 2014
Good news !
Re: ZMapp - The Experimental Ebola Drug - Cures American Doctors by figment232(m): 10:50am On Aug 07, 2014
But obama says its too early 2 start distributing d drugs
Re: ZMapp - The Experimental Ebola Drug - Cures American Doctors by Nobody: 11:21am On Aug 07, 2014
But Mr Op you didn't mention this Obama says
Nigeria not
yet ready for
experimental
drug that
cures Ebola

http://www.theheraldng.com/obama-says-nigeria-yet-ready-experimental-drug-cures-ebola-2/
Re: ZMapp - The Experimental Ebola Drug - Cures American Doctors by dhardline(m): 11:44am On Aug 07, 2014
Since the drugs are made from nicotine does that mean that smokers are liable to live long as ebola is concerned? undecided

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Re: ZMapp - The Experimental Ebola Drug - Cures American Doctors by activatenigeria: 11:49am On Aug 07, 2014
1stola: BREAKING NEWS!
on
EBOLA
CHIBOK
READ
.
https://www.nairaland.com/1845888/breaking-news-leader-
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You desperately want front page.

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Re: ZMapp - The Experimental Ebola Drug - Cures American Doctors by uzeba(m): 11:53am On Aug 07, 2014
Amen oo!
Re: ZMapp - The Experimental Ebola Drug - Cures American Doctors by 1stola: 11:56am On Aug 07, 2014
activatenigeria: [s][/s]

You are desperately want front page.
chai!
Your ENGRISH teesha no try at all grin

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Re: ZMapp - The Experimental Ebola Drug - Cures American Doctors by alentyno: 11:58am On Aug 07, 2014
undecided
Re: ZMapp - The Experimental Ebola Drug - Cures American Doctors by Nobody: 12:01pm On Aug 07, 2014
activatenigeria:

You are desperately want front page
.
your desperation to correct is even worse
Re: ZMapp - The Experimental Ebola Drug - Cures American Doctors by AlfaSeltzer(m): 12:04pm On Aug 07, 2014
ZMapp is made out of nicotine leaves

Marijuana really can cure many things.
Peter Tosh was right.

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Re: ZMapp - The Experimental Ebola Drug - Cures American Doctors by ikweremilitant: 12:15pm On Aug 07, 2014
AlfaSeltzer:

Marijuana really can cure many things.
Peter Tosh was right.
aire man lite up d ganja man.jah made 4 i and i to bomboclack ebola man

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Re: ZMapp - The Experimental Ebola Drug - Cures American Doctors by Super1759: 12:22pm On Aug 07, 2014
dhardline: Since the drugs are made from nicotine does that mean that smokers are liable to live long as ebola is concerned? undecided
smokers will survive ebola indirectly.....
Re: ZMapp - The Experimental Ebola Drug - Cures American Doctors by bastien: 12:30pm On Aug 07, 2014
If e b say Na gutter water fit cure aids.

If e b say Na shark blood fit cure hiv.


If fit still b say Na cow grass fit cure ebola. embarassed


Just saying........
Re: ZMapp - The Experimental Ebola Drug - Cures American Doctors by Omexonomy: 1:08pm On Aug 07, 2014
I hope this not an excuse to legalise the growth of marijuana.
Re: ZMapp - The Experimental Ebola Drug - Cures American Doctors by Nobody: 1:11pm On Aug 07, 2014
cheesy oluwaseun.
Re: ZMapp - The Experimental Ebola Drug - Cures American Doctors by EddyNumerouno(m): 1:33pm On Aug 07, 2014
activatenigeria:

You are desperately want front page.
tongue
Re: ZMapp - The Experimental Ebola Drug - Cures American Doctors by iREPGEJ2015: 1:36pm On Aug 07, 2014
chikichaka: your desperation to correct is even worse

It was clearly a typo, you shouldn't make a big deal about that.

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Re: ZMapp - The Experimental Ebola Drug - Cures American Doctors by Aidy97(f): 2:15pm On Aug 07, 2014
Re: ZMapp - The Experimental Ebola Drug - Cures American Doctors by Mayydayy(m): 2:17pm On Aug 07, 2014
very soon they will call me to deliver bitter kola to them secretly and in large quantity.i hope you guys did not believe that nicotine fabble.nicotine wey dey cigarrette when them still tell us say e dey kill.nonsense.
Re: ZMapp - The Experimental Ebola Drug - Cures American Doctors by okzcorp: 2:35pm On Aug 07, 2014
So Nigeria has become a HOST nation to Ebola.

Tired of my country making media headlines for WRONG issues.
Re: ZMapp - The Experimental Ebola Drug - Cures American Doctors by Symphony007: 2:39pm On Aug 07, 2014
To all the deluded russian loving nairalanders, you are now clamouring for the drug and cheering a drug made in the u.s, developed with funding from the u.s defense department. Why has'nt russia proffered any solution? Have they even sent a single message of condolence to the affected countries? NO! After you'll open your gutter mouths to rant about the "WEST" as the source of all your problems.

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Re: ZMapp - The Experimental Ebola Drug - Cures American Doctors by Nobody: 4:42pm On Aug 07, 2014
Seen
Re: ZMapp - The Experimental Ebola Drug - Cures American Doctors by Nobody: 5:27pm On Aug 07, 2014
Hmmmm...Africans depending on the West for survival since 42 BC.
Re: ZMapp - The Experimental Ebola Drug - Cures American Doctors by abdulaz: 6:02pm On Aug 07, 2014
Super1759: smokers will survive ebola indirectly.....
smokers are liable to be Ebola free-WHO
Re: ZMapp - The Experimental Ebola Drug - Cures American Doctors by patut(m): 6:21pm On Aug 07, 2014
Wen dis zmapp go enter naija nau cry

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