The 75 year old Spanish priest who was infected with the Ebola virus in Liberia is being treated with the new experimental drug, Zmapp, which was used to treat two US missionary doctors infected with the virus.
The Spanish government claimed yesterday that the drug was imported from Geneva and doctors have begun to administer it on Fr. Miguel Pajares at Madrid’s La Paz-Carlos III hospital where he is in isolation.
The first person to be treated with the serum, Dr. Kent Brantly, saw his condition improve after being given Zmapp.
Since his treatment began, Fr. Pajares is said to be in stable condition, no longer has fever, and hasn’t any hemorrhaging. Doctors believe that his condition will greatly improve in the coming days.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Information, Mr Labaran Maku and the Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, said that the government was awaiting the response of the request it made to the centres in the US for the drug and still waiting