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Top secret serum likely saved Ebola patients
CNN ^ | Aug 4, 2014 | CNN

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."

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ebola; ebolacure; ebolapatients; ebolavictims; serum
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Sounds like this serum is incredibly effective -- hope they are starting to manufacture it in quantity.
1 posted on 08/04/2014 7:08:06 AM PDT by Innovative
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To: null and void

Important ebola ping


2 posted on 08/04/2014 7:08:29 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

Either that or its the beginning of a zombie movie.


3 posted on 08/04/2014 7:10:03 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Innovative

Only 9 million dollars a shot.


4 posted on 08/04/2014 7:10:27 AM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: Innovative

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.


5 posted on 08/04/2014 7:11:32 AM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: Innovative

Fantastic news!


6 posted on 08/04/2014 7:12:41 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Innovative

Evil, money-grubbing pharmaceutical companies at work again.


7 posted on 08/04/2014 7:12:56 AM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: Innovative

The FDA ain’t gonna like this one bit.


8 posted on 08/04/2014 7:13:24 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: Innovative

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.


9 posted on 08/04/2014 7:13:31 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: cableguymn

“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...


10 posted on 08/04/2014 7:14:08 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

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.


11 posted on 08/04/2014 7:15:45 AM PDT by usual suspect
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To: Innovative; neverdem; ProtectOurFreedom; Mother Abigail; EBH; vetvetdoug; Smokin' Joe; ...
Bring Out Your Dead

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...

12 posted on 08/04/2014 7:18:00 AM PDT by null and void (If Bill Clinton was the first black president, why isn't Barack Obama the first woman president?)
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To: driftdiver

Zombieland Rule #2 “Double Tap”.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmA2WYyw-_A


13 posted on 08/04/2014 7:18:45 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: Innovative
Well I did this for awhile and it takes a lot of work to make and harvest/purify murine MABs.

Sounds like it saved his life though. Good for him.

14 posted on 08/04/2014 7:18:55 AM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: libertarianmom

ping...


15 posted on 08/04/2014 7:19:28 AM PDT by null and void (If Bill Clinton was the first black president, why isn't Barack Obama the first woman president?)
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To: Jim Noble

No this was a murine MAB cocktail. Not that old.


16 posted on 08/04/2014 7:19:38 AM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: headstamp 2
Only 9 million dollars a shot.

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).

17 posted on 08/04/2014 7:19:43 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: Innovative; Liz

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.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/046290_Ebola_patent_vaccines_profit_motive.html##ixzz39QucVc4j


18 posted on 08/04/2014 7:20:52 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Innovative

Serious question - is this covered under the affordable care act?


19 posted on 08/04/2014 7:21:02 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: Innovative

It must be a privately owned company.


20 posted on 08/04/2014 7:21:20 AM PDT by painter ( Isaiah: “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil,")
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To: painter

“It must be a privately owned company.”

You’ll have to check Hairy Reed’s portfolio to confirm that.


22 posted on 08/04/2014 7:23:42 AM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: headstamp 2

If you are over 65 no serum for you. :-)


23 posted on 08/04/2014 7:27:21 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: V_TWIN

Love that movie.


24 posted on 08/04/2014 7:27:53 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

“If you are over 65 no serum for you. :-)”

LOL, just a chill pill.


25 posted on 08/04/2014 7:28:10 AM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: Innovative

Is it covered by Obamacare?...................


26 posted on 08/04/2014 7:28:33 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: Innovative
Ebola-bama is probably furious and looking for a regulation to kill the serum production.
27 posted on 08/04/2014 7:30:12 AM PDT by Missouri gal
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To: cableguymn
wow.. must be racist...

Lots of people near death they could have tested it on in Africa..

Could you imagine the outcry if they experimented with a drug on Africans?

28 posted on 08/04/2014 7:32:26 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Innovative

Praise the Lord!.................


29 posted on 08/04/2014 7:32:41 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: painter

Most likely a biotech firm, although these are made widely now for use in clinical lab testing.


30 posted on 08/04/2014 7:32:45 AM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: painter
The drug was developed by the biotech firm Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc.

Oh oops, duh, just saw this.

31 posted on 08/04/2014 7:33:31 AM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: Innovative

That does it.

Whether it works or not, I’m making up A BUNCH of colloidal silver!


32 posted on 08/04/2014 7:33:59 AM PDT by djf (OK. Well, now, lemme try to make this clear: If you LIKE your lasagna, you can KEEP your lasagna!)
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To: Innovative

Sad. . .medicines like this will be a thing of the past, with the Big Zero’s oabamcare killing medical innovation combined with trial lawyers suing the beejesus outta any company that makes a drug that saves 1,000 for every life that is lost.


33 posted on 08/04/2014 7:34:48 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: Innovative
Boy is that the truth. The FDA is out of control and it is super expensive to get through clinical trials.

Anyway, here they are in San Diego.

Mapp Biopharmaceutical

34 posted on 08/04/2014 7:35:31 AM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: Hulka
Oh no MABs are everywhere and in use in your common grocery store pregnancy test.

Just the clinical trials are the holdup. We need a new drug czar when we get rid of Obama.

35 posted on 08/04/2014 7:36:40 AM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: Innovative

Look for Melinda Gates to take credit for the serum…any minute now.


36 posted on 08/04/2014 7:37:01 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Innovative

FDA / Lawyers / bureaucrats


37 posted on 08/04/2014 7:37:02 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: MarMema

Yes. . .in existence now. . .but drugs of this nature, drugs under development will suffer as I said in the previous post.


38 posted on 08/04/2014 7:39:46 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: Innovative
here is the funding page

USAMRIID, PHAC(DTRA)

Got any idea who those are?

Wow. They are working on one for Ricin too!

39 posted on 08/04/2014 7:40:43 AM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: MarMema

USAMRID is sorta like the Military’s version of the CDC...


40 posted on 08/04/2014 7:42:58 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: djf

Papa Smurf?


41 posted on 08/04/2014 7:43:35 AM PDT by usual suspect
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To: Innovative
. . . hope they are starting to manufacture it in quantity.

Me too, but I doubt that it will happen until the regulatory industry figures out how to get their fair share.

42 posted on 08/04/2014 7:44:55 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Black Agnes
come here

Monoclonal Antibody-based Filovirus Therapeutic Licensed to Leaf Biopharmaceutical -
Web Site Release July 15, 2014

And here is the funding explanation -

Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)

Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)

43 posted on 08/04/2014 7:45:15 AM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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They already have it all pulled together.

They got some good clones and are in production.

Next stop, Liberia.

44 posted on 08/04/2014 7:46:58 AM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: Innovative

Very interesting. Thanks for posting.


45 posted on 08/04/2014 7:48:22 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Mad Dawgg

Thanks. They are using tobacco plants to make these antibodies.


46 posted on 08/04/2014 7:50:05 AM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: driftdiver

I Am Legend comes to mind...


47 posted on 08/04/2014 7:51:38 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Thanks to the FDA and their enabling politicos, in the not too distant future, seriously ill patients will need to go outside the US to receive effective treatments.

On the bright side, Americans will have enough hair-loss, erectile-dysfunction, "surgical enhancement" and fitness video alternatives to fill the pipeline for the next generation of reality TV.

48 posted on 08/04/2014 7:52:49 AM PDT by molewhacka
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To: usual suspect

Well, when I’m blue, and you’re dead, you can laugh all you want.

BTW, the blue business has been almost completely discredited. It’s caused by large clumps of silver settling in the skin.
Not properly made colloidal silver.


49 posted on 08/04/2014 7:52:59 AM PDT by djf (OK. Well, now, lemme try to make this clear: If you LIKE your lasagna, you can KEEP your lasagna!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Ditto that.


50 posted on 08/04/2014 7:53:50 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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