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Ebola Virus Death Toll Tops 1,000
WEST AFRICA (CBS2/FOX28) - The Ebola virus has now taken the lives of more than 1,000 people.
The makers of the experimental Ebola drug Z-Mapp have sent it to West Africa.
This serum is what was used to treat the two Americans who contracted the virus in Liberia.
The pharmaceutical company that makes it says they’ve gotten a lot of orders from West Africa and now, they've run out.
The drug is considered experimental because it hadn't been tested on humans and that’s something a company has to do before the FDA approves it.
Mapp Biopharmaceutical says they've provided the drug for free in the wake of the outbreak.
Meanwhile, 3 American missionaries returned to the U.S. this week.
Among them was the husband of the woman who is currently being treated for Ebola in Georgia.
Officials say they're thankful that none of the missionaries are showing any symptoms.
As a precaution, the missionaries will still be quarantined for at least three weeks.