Liberian doctor dies of Ebola despite trial drug

Updated - December 04, 2021 11:27 pm IST

Published - August 25, 2014 07:08 pm IST - MONROVIA, Liberia

A Liberian doctor, who was among three Africans to receive an experimental Ebola drug has died, the country’s Information Minister said on Monday.

Dr. Abraham Borbor had been among three Liberians, and the first Africans, who received the drug, ZMapp. Two Americans received the untested drug and survived. A Spaniard infected with Ebola received the treatment but died. There was no update given on the two other Liberians who took doses of the drug.

Dr. Borbor “was showing signs of improvement but yesterday he took a turn for the worse,” Information Minister Lewis Brown told The Associated Press . It wasn’t clear if he died late Sunday or on Monday.

Ebola has killed more than 1,400 people across West Africa.

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