Experimental drug ‘likely saved’ first two Americans with Ebola

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  • Kent Brantly, a doctor who contracted Ebola in Liberia, shown with colleagues in this undated photograph provided by Samaritan's Purse. Samaritan's Purse//Reuters

    Kent Brantly, a doctor who contracted Ebola in Liberia, shown with colleagues in this undated photograph provided by Samaritan’s Purse. Samaritan’s Purse//Reuters

    CNN reports that an experimental treatment for Ebola known as ZMapp was “flown into Liberia last week in a last-ditch effort to save two American missionary workers who had contracted Ebola.” So far, it has worked: both are still alive.

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  • American Ebola patient arrives at Atlanta hospital

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    Kent Brantly, a doctor who contracted Ebola in Liberia, shown with colleagues in this undated photograph provided by Samaritan's Purse. Samaritan's Purse//Reuters

    Kent Brantly, a doctor who contracted Ebola in Liberia, shown with colleagues in this undated photograph provided by Samaritan’s Purse. Samaritan’s Purse//Reuters

    CNN reports that an American doctor who contracted Ebola in West Africa, where he worked for a medical charity, has been transported to Emory Hospital in Atlanta.

    “A specially equipped medical plane whisked Ebola-stricken Dr. Kent Brantly from Liberia to Georgia on Saturday,” the network reports.
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    Kiddie Cocktails: hooch free drink recipes in a beautiful book

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    Without question, cocktails are the most fun and playful type of drinks on the menu, with their vibrant colors, toy-like swizzle sticks, plastic straws, paper toothpick umbrellas, swords of stacked fruit, and the exotic-shaped glasses that contain the concoctions. And yet – the cruel irony of it all – cocktails are off limits to children!

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    Pilot Varsity – low cost, smooth writing fountain pen

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    pilot-pensMy sister is in town and she brought with her a 7-pack of Pilot Varsity fountain pens. Each one is a different color. I tried them out and love them. The ink flows smoothly and looks great in my notebook and even on cheap printer paper. Amazon sells the seven pack for $14, and you can buy 3-packs and single pens there, too.

    Pilot Varsity fountain pens, 7-Pack

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