Drug supply exhausted

11 Aug, 2014

The supply of ZMApp, an experimental Ebola drug has been used to treat the two Americans as well as a Spanish Priest and two Doctors in West African countries is exhausted. Other countries have called ZMapp and they have complied with requests to the best of their ability. The drug has been provided at no cost.

It is our understanding that all patients offered treatment, treated, or expected to be treated were or are highly capable of providing informed consent for the use of an experimental drug not yet evaluated for safety in animals or people.

ZMapp along with their partners are working to increase production as quickly as possible. However, Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases says:

How can a couple of doses control an outbreak with hundreds and hundreds of people? You don’t control the epidemic with two or three doses.

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