The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Today

Hi99° Hot

Tonight

Lo74° Slight Chc Thunderstorms

Wednesday

Hi101° Hot

Wednesday Night

Lo73° Clear

Thursday

Hi102° Hot

Thursday Night

Lo74° Mostly Clear

Friday

Hi94° Mostly Sunny

Friday Night

Lo72° Slight Chc Thunderstorms

Saturday

Hi92° Slight Chc Thunderstorms

Saturday Night

Lo71° Partly Cloudy

African medics die of Ebola, drug debate continues

Send to Kindle
Print This

SIERRA LEONE — A leading physician in Sierra Leone’s fight against Ebola has died from the disease, an official said today, as it emerged that another top doctor last month was considered for an experimental treatment.

Ultimately, doctors decided against using the drug and he died before he could be airlifted out of the country. There was very little of the experimental treatment available, which has stoked debate about ethics on who should get it even though it hasn’t been tested in humans. There is no way of knowing if the drug, known as ZMapp, made a difference in the few people who have gotten the now-exhausted supply of the drug.

View my options or Sign in