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Nigeria appeals for experimental Ebola drug

Abuja, Nigeria - Nigeria requested the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp on Wednesday, as the country reported its third death from the virus ravaging several West African nations.

"The Nigerian government has reached out to the United States Centre for Disease Control to request for the unapproved Ebola drug, ZMapp, for the treatment of affected persons in Nigeria," said Information Minister Labaran Maku, adding it was still awaiting a response from Washington.

The appeal came a day after the World Health Organization (WHO) said untested treatments could be given to patients given the severity of the Ebola outbreak - the worst in history.

DPA




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