There’s no control group, so every patient at a research site is eligible for experimental treatment.
Mali has reported its second and third Ebola deaths as the death toll in West Africa crosses 5,000. Meanwhile, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) staff at south Sierra Leone’s only Ebola treatment center went on strike for two hours over hazard pay. MSF have told BuzzFeed News that the dispute has “been resolved.”
The agency issued revised guidelines to monitor and restrict the movements of people returning to the U.S. from Ebola-stricken countries. “We believe these are based on science,” CDC Director Tom Frieden said. “These add a strong level of protection.”
Your chances of getting Ebola, even here in Liberia, are slim. But chances are, if you do, it will take away everyone you love.
Dr. Craig Allen Spencer, 33, had been working with Doctors Without Borders in Guinea. He returned home to New York on Oct. 17.
The World Health Organization says the outbreak is a “public health emergency of international concern.”
Doctors Without Borders has been forced to abandon some of its operations in South Sudan.