Marie-Paule Kieny, Assistant Director General of the World Health Organization,WHO, informs the media following a panel of medical ethicists to explore experimental treatment in the Ebola outbreak, at the headquarters of the WHO in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Keystone, Salvatore Di Nolfi)

Answers about an Unproven Drug for Ebola

Answers about an Unproven Drug for Ebola

Marie-Paule Kieny, Assistant Director General of the World Health Organization,WHO, informs the media following a panel of medical ethicists to explore experimental treatment in the Ebola outbreak, at the headquarters of the WHO in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Keystone, Salvatore Di Nolfi)

Marie-Paule Kieny, Assistant Director General of the World Health Organization,WHO, informs the media following a panel of medical ethicists to explore experimental treatment in the Ebola outbreak, at the headquarters of the WHO in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Keystone, Salvatore Di Nolfi)

Marie-Paule Kieny, Assistant Director General of the World Health Organization,WHO, informs the media following a panel of medical ethicists to explore experimental treatment in the Ebola outbreak, at the headquarters of the WHO in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Keystone, Salvatore Di Nolfi)

Marie-Paule Kieny, Assistant Director General of the World Health Organization,WHO, informs the media following a panel of medical ethicists to explore experimental treatment in the Ebola outbreak, at the headquarters of the WHO in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Keystone, Salvatore Di Nolfi)

An experimental Ebola drug has been used to treat two American aid workers and a Spanish missionary priest. Could Liberian doctors be next?

The Liberian government said Monday that it will receive doses of the drug to treat two doctors in the country. They would be the first Africans to receive it.

The manufacturer, Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc., said in a statement posted Monday afternoon on its website that the supply of the drug is now exhausted.

The announcement came as the World Health Organization considered ethical questions about who should get access to an experimental drug in an emergency […]

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Date: August 12, 2014

Source: Associated Press – Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer

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