Ebola virus has now one of the major causes of deaths worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, there are 1,000 people died and 2,000 have been suffering from this disease.
Nigeria is only one of African countries that is affected by Ebola virus. Nano Silver, an experimental drug, was given to the victims located at the Lagos (capital of Nigeria).
According to the Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu, the drug came from an anonymous scientist. This drug aimed to treat 8 Nigerians who were found out to be positive for such virus.
The U.S. is on its way on evacuating families of embassy personnel in Sierra Leone due to lack of local medical facilities. Major medical facilities and other health care services are already full due to the Ebola virus outbreak.
According to the report published on The Wall Street Journal, WHO already expected that the virus will still continue and spread to other countries.
The Liberia’s ordered three sets of ZMapp experimental drugs which were already given to two Americans. Due to the scarcity of experimental drugs, treatments to victims are becoming more and more controversial.
Nano Silver is a newly-developed experimental drug. Studies that tested this particle showed that the latter contains elements proven to slow down the growth of virus. However, its efficacy on Ebola virus has not yet proven to be 100% effective.
Aside from the dangers posed on human health, the virus also affects airlines specially those who have West African countries as its destination. However, Kenya Airways, after consulting WHO, assured its passengers that the risks of spreading the virus on their facilities are minimal.
Source: The Wall Street Journal, Ebola Virus: Nigerian Patients to Be Given Experimental Drug. Last Accessed: October 26, 2014. View the article screenshot here. Photo credit: Google Search, TheHealthSite.