Via FrontPageAfrica: JFK Loses 2nd Doctor to Ebola; Dr. Borbor Recipient of ZMAPP. Excerpt:
Dr. Abraham Borbor, Deputy Chief Medical Doctor at Liberia’s leading medical institution, the John F. Kennedy Medical Center and one of three doctors recently injected with the Anti-Ebola trial drug, ZMAPP has died.
In confirming Dr. Borbor’s death to FrontPageAfrica late Sunday night, Information Minister Lewis Brown, said the news came as a shock because the veteran doctor had been improving since the drug was administered.
“He was walking around yesterday and the doctors were hopeful that he would make a full recovery.
“He was a classmate in high school, so this hits close to home,” Brown said of Borbor, who was the only recorded internist in Liberia.
Three dosages of the ZMAPP arrived in Liberia on August 14 and administered to Dr. Borbor, along with a Nigerian doctor, Dr. Aroh Cosmos Izchukwu and a Ugandan doctor assisting the JFK Hospital.
Another prominent JFK Doctor, Dr. Phillip Zokonis Ireland who was in isolation along with Dr. Borbor, walked out of the isolation unit last week, but was not one of the recipients of the ZMAPP drug.
The drug has already been administered to two American health care workers and a Spanish priest, all previously working in Liberian hospitals. The two American doctors, survived while the Spanish priest died.