In Liberia, medical experts are finding it very difficult to treat the thousands who are already infected with Ebola. Scarcity of almost everything exits inside an Ebola isolation unit in West Africa.
Dr. Gobee Logan one of the medical experts said; “desperate times call for desperate measures.”
While the world waits for a proven Ebola drug, he’s experimenting with an HIV drug called lamivudine.
“In order for everyone in this unit not to die, I think I need to try this medication, Logan said.
Some Ebola inflicted women were at the unit. But they were given the HIV drug and now they’re doing well, they’re able to walk around and they’ll be discharged soon.
One of the women said, “They are taking care of us fine. They are giving us medicine fine. We can eat fine. We are feeling fine in our body.
Logan has tried the drug on 15 patients so far, and remarkably only two have died.
He was asked if it possible that an effective treatment for Ebola may have come from his Ebola treatment center in this rural area? Yes it’s highly possible, Logan said.
Top scientists in the U.S. were asked if Logan’s approach make sense and they also gave an affirmation remark, Ebola and HIV cells are a lot alike.