Liberian Doctor On Experimental Ebola Drug Dies
Dr. Abraham Borbor, one of three Liberian doctors to whom the experimental ZMAPP drug was being administered, has died.
Information Minister Lewis Brown Monday told a local radio station that Dr. Borbor, who was deputy chief medical director of the country’s largest referral hospital, the John F. Kennedy Hospital in Monrovia, died after he started showing signs of improvement.“He was walking around yesterday and the doctors were hopeful that he would make a full recovery,” said Brown.
Meanwhile, Information Minister Brown has disclosed that four of the protesters who recently broke into and ransacked the Ebola Quarantine Center in the West Point Township have tested positive with the Ebola virus.
The protesters, who reportedly said there was no Ebola in Liberia, stormed and ransacked the Ebola Quarantine Center and made away with bloodstained mattresses and bed sheets after chasing away patients who were quarantined there.
Additionally, Information Minister Brown has disclosed that one protester who was wounded during confrontation with the police in West Point last week has died.
Regarding government’s efforts to sensitize residents about the Ebola disease, Minister Brown said community residents are now actively involved in the dissemination of Ebola messages, stating that Government has conducted awareness workshops in various communities to determine the response of citizens.