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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