Skip to comments.Top secret serum likely saved Ebola patients
Posted on 08/04/2014 7:08:06 AM PDT by Innovative
Three top secret, experimental vials stored at subzero temperatures were flown into Liberia last week in a last-ditch effort to save two American missionary workers who had contracted Ebola, according to a source familiar with details of the treatment.
A representative from the National Institutes of Health contacted Samaritan's Purse in Liberia and offered the experimental treatment, known as ZMapp, for the two patients, according to the source.
The drug was developed by the biotech firm Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc. The patients were told that this treatment had never been tried before in a human being but had shown promise in small experiments with monkeys.
Brantly began to deteriorate and developed labored breathing. He told his doctors, "I am going to die," according to a source with firsthand knowledge of the situation.
Within an hour of receiving the medication, Brantly's condition was nearly reversed. His breathing improved; the rash over his trunk faded away. One of his doctors described the events as "miraculous."
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Important ebola ping
Either that or its the beginning of a zombie movie.
Only 9 million dollars a shot.
wow.. must be racist...
Lots of people near death they could have tested it on in Africa..
do I need the /s??
I am glad it works, get it out to the masses and lets kill this bug.
Evil, money-grubbing pharmaceutical companies at work again.
The FDA ain’t gonna like this one bit.
Serum therapy is very old - not too many living doctors have knowledge of it.
He’s lucky he got it over there - it would never be allowed here.
“I am glad it works, get it out to the masses and lets kill this bug.”
The only problem is that for mass distribution, the FDA has to approve it and that will take some 10 years...
One more reason the FDA needs to be seriously revamped...
From the movie “Outbreak”>>
Daniels soon realizes the serum is not experimental, but was designed to cure Motaba, and that Ford knew about the virus beforehand. However, the serum does not help the residents of Cedar Creek, who are infected by a mutated strain. Daniels confronts Ford who admits he withheld information on the virus due to national security and Motaba’s potential to be turned into a biological weapon.
Post to me or FReep mail to be on/off the Bring Out Your Dead ping list.
The purpose of the Bring Out Your Dead ping list (formerly the Ebola ping list) is very early warning of emerging pandemics, as such it has a high false positive rate.
So far the false positive rate is 100%.
At some point we may well have a high mortality pandemic, and likely as not the Bring Out Your Dead threads will miss the beginning entirely.
*sigh* Such is life, and death...
Zombieland Rule #2 “Double Tap”.
Sounds like it saved his life though. Good for him.
No this was a murine MAB cocktail. Not that old.
The first one costs that. The next one costs $4.5 million. The first ten cost less than a million dollars each.
Unless my math is off, 100,000 shots cost $90.00 each (feel free to correct my math always).
Yes, we’ve heard this music before, but the last time around it was called Swine Flu.
The formula is always the same: create alarm, bring a vaccine to market, then scare governments into buying billions of dollars worth of vaccines they don’t need.
Serious question - is this covered under the affordable care act?
It must be a privately owned company.