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Ebola: US Approves Liberia Request To Send Untested Drug by kmanning: 5:54am On Aug 12, 2014
Liberia has said it will receive doses of an experimental Ebola drug to treat infected doctors in the West African country.

A statement, published on the Liberian presidency's website on Monday, said the United States had approved a request from Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to ship the medicine, ZMapp, after a direct appeal to US President Barack Obama on Friday.

However, a spokesperson for the US Health and Human Services (HHS) Department said US authorities had simply assisted in connecting the Liberian government with the drug's manufacturer.

"Since the drug was shipped for use outside the US, appropriate export procedures had to be followed," the HHS spokesperson said, adding the drug company had worked directly with the Liberian government.

The Liberian statement said the head of the WHO, Margaret Chan, had authorised the dispatch of additional doses of the experimental drug to Liberia to support the treatment of affected doctors. Those doses will be delivered by a WHO expert this week.

A WHO spokesman did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Lewis Brown, Liberian information minister, told the Reuters news agency that it was not clear how many doses of the drug had been sent, but it could be in Monrovia within the next 48 hours.

The company said in a statement on Monday that its supply had been exhausted.

ZMapp, produced by California-based Mapp Biopharmaceutical, has already been used to treat two US aid workers and a Spanish priest infected with Ebola.

Global health emergency

The death toll from the world's worst outbreak of Ebola has climbed to 1,013 people, according to figures on Monday from the World Health Organisation, which has branded the outbreak an international health emergency.

The WHO has said the epidemic will likely continue for months as the region's healthcare systems struggle to cope and has appealed urgently for funding and emergency medical staff.

A WHO medical ethics committee had discussed on Monday the use of experimental drugs to tackle the world's worst outbreak of the deadly virus. It is due to announce its findings on Tuesday.

Aside from the ethics of using experimental drugs in humans, the committee was also due to consider who should receive priority for the limited supplies of the drugs.

http://www.celebnob.com/ebola-us-approves-liberia-request-send-untested-drug/

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Re: Ebola: US Approves Liberia Request To Send Untested Drug by emeka94(m): 6:00am On Aug 12, 2014
Let's just hope and pray that d drug has no long or short term side effect.


But Africa we need wake up from slumber.

We criticise US as being evil yet we run to them when wahala set. Life really is an irony

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Re: Ebola: US Approves Liberia Request To Send Untested Drug by nkenu(m): 6:02am On Aug 12, 2014
Liberia request was granted while that of Nigeria wasnt. Chaiiiii USA, this Ebola drugs you are using Almighty formula to share, there is God ooooooooo!!!!!! grin

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Re: Ebola: US Approves Liberia Request To Send Untested Drug by Nobody: 6:17am On Aug 12, 2014
Liberia needs the drug more at this point. But I am guessing in a few weeks we would also receive the drugs.

This is good news the scare of Ebola would soon pass away.

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Re: Ebola: US Approves Liberia Request To Send Untested Drug by Maxie110(m): 6:28am On Aug 12, 2014
I believe that zmapp will cost almost a fortune to procure. ... Hmmmm I smell rat here, still believe that this so called ebola was designed for a purpose! God help us

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Re: Ebola: US Approves Liberia Request To Send Untested Drug by PassingShot(m): 6:28am On Aug 12, 2014
Finally the Americans have decided to show empathy.

May the drug really help them in combating the deadly virus.

Perhaps they refused Nigeria because it's not an epidermic yet in our country while that of Liberia has reached an alarming level. That may be a sensible thing to do considering the fact that there is limited supply of the drug yet.

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Re: Ebola: US Approves Liberia Request To Send Untested Drug by nollyway(m): 6:29am On Aug 12, 2014
Hmmmm!!!!

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Re: Ebola: US Approves Liberia Request To Send Untested Drug by bokohaman: 6:30am On Aug 12, 2014
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Re: Ebola: US Approves Liberia Request To Send Untested Drug by Nobody: 6:30am On Aug 12, 2014
OYIBO really have sense,

They know we have discovered the cure by ourself, since Thursday night

#We are fortified by warm saltwater!!

#Healed by by bitter kola!!

US can go to h3ll with their yeye zmap!!!




ALL HAILL THE KING -NIGERIA!!!!!!!!!


On a serious note how I wish this virus was in Iran, we would have been patiently waiting if there will beckon on the US grin grin

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Re: Ebola: US Approves Liberia Request To Send Untested Drug by QMark: 6:30am On Aug 12, 2014
Finally, Africans can enjoy a piece of American cake.
Re: Ebola: US Approves Liberia Request To Send Untested Drug by lafuria1(m): 6:31am On Aug 12, 2014
Lab rats, Smh, what happened to people when Pfizer came with their meningitis trial drug comes to mind.

But in this desperate times, they have no choice but should be prepared for any side effects.

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Re: Ebola: US Approves Liberia Request To Send Untested Drug by Nobody: 6:31am On Aug 12, 2014
grin grin grin

Muhehehehehe!

Once again, US has used backhand slap to burn Nigeria's face.

Do you remember when they sent in Navy Seals to bring back Chibok girls and your president and Northern leaders told them that their help wasn't needed? Yes that! cheesy

From that it was obvious you guys can help yourselves. US only helps those who really need help. tongue

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Re: Ebola: US Approves Liberia Request To Send Untested Drug by ZeusAyo: 6:31am On Aug 12, 2014
Obama o ni kuree......... Wonder why he refused nigeria but approved liberia abi na because naija is still anti homosexuality Its still good by the way because its better we learn to curb its spread than wait for one experimental drug that might not even work

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Re: Ebola: US Approves Liberia Request To Send Untested Drug by bigx(m): 6:32am On Aug 12, 2014
No gay marriage, no ZMAPP grin

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Re: Ebola: US Approves Liberia Request To Send Untested Drug by gerrardomendes(m): 6:32am On Aug 12, 2014
emeka94:
But Africa we need wake up from slumber.
We did on friday morning. The entire nation did.

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Re: Ebola: US Approves Liberia Request To Send Untested Drug by Jakeattah(m): 6:32am On Aug 12, 2014
Nigeria nko?
Re: Ebola: US Approves Liberia Request To Send Untested Drug by ramdris(m): 6:34am On Aug 12, 2014
But dem reject our plea for the drug na. Una dey craze for head o. Anyway that might Ginger our scientists to do something.
Re: Ebola: US Approves Liberia Request To Send Untested Drug by xp17(m): 6:34am On Aug 12, 2014
I'm yet to see the impact of Russia on Africa. USA is been giving massive benevolent to every parts of the world since1900bc, yet some of you guys still hate us . being the world super power ain't about beans and agege bread , it's for a situation like this. the shoe of being the world super power is too big for Vladimir Putin and his people. you guys better absorb that fact now or...

you don't like America, but you like to see world problems solved, is like saying you don't like black women but you like women with big fat a'ss. we all know those are inseparable cool

God is an American.
an enemy of America is an enemy of God,
God bless America.
USA!
USA!!
USA!!!





**edited**

haters, go and die !!!

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Re: Ebola: US Approves Liberia Request To Send Untested Drug by gabazin080(m): 6:34am On Aug 12, 2014
kmanning:
Liberia has said it will receive doses of an experimental Ebola drug to treat infected doctors in the West African country.

A statement, published on the Liberian presidency's website on Monday, said the United States had approved a request from Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to ship the medicine, ZMapp, after a direct appeal to US President Barack Obama on Friday.

However, a spokesperson for the US Health and Human Services (HHS) Department said US authorities had simply assisted in connecting the Liberian government with the drug's manufacturer.

"Since the drug was shipped for use outside the US, appropriate export procedures had to be followed," the HHS spokesperson said, adding the drug company had worked directly with the Liberian government.

The Liberian statement said the head of the WHO, Margaret Chan, had authorised the dispatch of additional doses of the experimental drug to Liberia to support the treatment of affected doctors. Those doses will be delivered by a WHO expert this week.

A WHO spokesman did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Lewis Brown, Liberian information minister, told the Reuters news agency that it was not clear how many doses of the drug had been sent, but it could be in Monrovia within the next 48 hours.

The company said in a statement on Monday that its supply had been exhausted.

ZMapp, produced by California-based Mapp Biopharmaceutical, has already been used to treat two US aid workers and a Spanish priest infected with Ebola.

Global health emergency

The death toll from the world's worst outbreak of Ebola has climbed to 1,013 people, according to figures on Monday from the World Health Organisation, which has branded the outbreak an international health emergency.

The WHO has said the epidemic will likely continue for months as the region's healthcare systems struggle to cope and has appealed urgently for funding and emergency medical staff.

A WHO medical ethics committee had discussed on Monday the use of experimental drugs to tackle the world's worst outbreak of the deadly virus. It is due to announce its findings on Tuesday.

Aside from the ethics of using experimental drugs in humans, the committee was also due to consider who should receive priority for the limited supplies of the drugs.

http://www.celebnob.com/ebola-us-approves-liberia-request-send-untested-drug/
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Re: Ebola: US Approves Liberia Request To Send Untested Drug by Jclement(m): 6:35am On Aug 12, 2014
Let Liberia test d drugs 1st anythinq dat makes it work Oga Jona should take his belovd Wive with him nd travel 2 USA ND #BRINGBACKOURDRUGS

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Re: Ebola: US Approves Liberia Request To Send Untested Drug by thechemist01(m): 6:35am On Aug 12, 2014
in fact this is why our profs. in d university needs to go into extensive research coz i know one tin for sure.......US scientist also have 1 head like us too

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Re: Ebola: US Approves Liberia Request To Send Untested Drug by oluwafemi113(m): 6:35am On Aug 12, 2014
Ebola

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Re: Ebola: US Approves Liberia Request To Send Untested Drug by iiichidodo: 6:35am On Aug 12, 2014
Nobody knows the side effects of these drugs that they are sharing......diaris goduoo!!.

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Re: Ebola: US Approves Liberia Request To Send Untested Drug by Godjone(m): 6:36am On Aug 12, 2014
Na so dem com hate us reach When Nigeria requested for it, they refused giving it out but gave it to Liberia who imported the virus. It is clear the world powers hate Nigeria and we must excel.
we go continue de manage the bitter kola alternative. God go help my country.

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Re: Ebola: US Approves Liberia Request To Send Untested Drug by ZeusAyo: 6:36am On Aug 12, 2014
gabazin080: ok
seriously dude You quoted the entire page just to say ok..... Haba!!

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Re: Ebola: US Approves Liberia Request To Send Untested Drug by Nobody: 6:37am On Aug 12, 2014
Goodnews.. am on Fpage again...
Re: Ebola: US Approves Liberia Request To Send Untested Drug by Lilnizzy(m): 6:38am On Aug 12, 2014
Jez dey mak 1st page dis mrng.
Re: Ebola: US Approves Liberia Request To Send Untested Drug by Adenugay(m): 6:38am On Aug 12, 2014
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Re: Ebola: US Approves Liberia Request To Send Untested Drug by slap1(m): 6:39am On Aug 12, 2014
Because Nigerian government is against man-knack-man akpako, that's why they are discriminating against us. Alright.
Re: Ebola: US Approves Liberia Request To Send Untested Drug by Lilnizzy(m): 6:39am On Aug 12, 2014
God wia is ur face?
Re: Ebola: US Approves Liberia Request To Send Untested Drug by TheMan3: 6:39am On Aug 12, 2014
lafuria1: Lab rats, Smh, what happened to people when Pfizer came with their meningitis trial drug comes to mind.

But in this desperate times, they have no choice but should be prepared for any side effects.

Lab tats or not, what choice do they have? If they die using the drugs, at least they tried.

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