Experimental Ebola drug used in Liberia

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has become the deadliest ever and has stricken nearly 2,000 people.

That news is forcing health officials in Liberia to decide who gets doses of a new untested Ebola treatment called Zmapp. The country says the first doses will go to three people, and two of them are doctors.

In the United States, two American doctors with the virus were also given Zmapp their conditions are said to be improving.

A group of Tuskegee University students are still stranded in Liberia because of the outbreak. They are currently staying in a safe location, and none have shown any signs of illness. They are scheduled to return on Aug. 17 via British Airlines.

Copyright 2014 WIAT 42 News

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