Ebola patient in UK receives experimental anti-viral drug

  • Ebola patient Pauline Cafferkey, a Scotland-based nurse who was serving in West Africa, is receiving an experimental anti-viral drug. According to the statements of the doctors at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead, where she is being treated, the patient had agreed to all the treatments. However, the doctors did not reveal the name of the drug. Dr Michael Jacobs, infectious diseases specialist, said that the treatment is going on 'very smoothly' with no side-effects being reported. The doctors expect to know more about the outcome of the experiment in the coming days.

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