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Liberia awaits Ebola drug samples

Aug 12, 2014

Liberia awaits Ebola drug samples

U.S. authorities have approved a request from Liberia’s government for sample doses of the experimental ZMapp drug to treat Liberian doctors infected with Ebola, the Liberian presidency said. A statement on the Liberian presidency’s website said the drug would be delivered to the West ...

Aug 8, 2014

Husband of U.S. Ebola patient surprised by critics

The husband of the second American aid worker recently diagnosed with Ebola and returned to the U.S. said he is astonished at the reactions of people who are critical of the couple for putting themselves in danger. David Writebol, who remains in Liberia, made ...

Aug 7, 2014

Oceans getting more tainted with man-made mercury

Levels of the metal mercury in much of the world’s oceans are double to triple what they were before the Industrial Revolution, a new study says. Researchers found there’s more mercury from human sources — mostly burning fossil fuels and mining for gold — ...