According to latest news two Ebola patients have been cured. They were American citizens who were working in west Africa and came back after they were infected. This is a miracle in medicine science. There isn’t even a vaccine or any chemical drugs that can fight common sold causing virus. This could be a breakthrough of the century. ZMapp is told to be the untested and experimental drugs created to cure Ebola. This drug was tested on these two patients as a last resort. The hospital isn’t even sure that it was the effect of the drug.
Introduction: Ebola is a disease caused by Ebola virus with 90% fatality rate. The disease is very communicable and infectious. This can transfer from one human to other by bodily fluids like blood, sweat etc. This virus mainly comes from animals like bats, pigs, monkeys. The disease originated from Africa and has caused a breakout which started a world wide panic and emergency.
The symptoms include internal and external bleeding, high fever, diarrhea and organs failure. As this is a virus originated disease, there is no proven cure yet. About 15% of people are told to have have developed immunity against this disease. ZMapp is the claimed experimental drug that has been made to cure this disease.
ZMapp and Cure
As told before there is no proven drug for this disease. But two Americans have been cured of this disease. And the hope is that this was the drug that saved them. These both patients were treated in Atlanta with ZMapp. There is no hard proof that this cure was the result of the same drug. WHO will examine this and they told that they are going to bring out Ebola’s cure within 3 months.
ZMapp is still under development and research. This was a result of research report conducted 10 years ago by American Military. The drug is created using Tobacco plant known as Nicotiana . The process of extraction of final product is very complex. The Monoclonal antibodies were created from spleen of a mice by injecting it with antigens of Ebola.
Status and Safety
The best prevention is to avoid any journey to African country. Be careful from any person who have recently been to any African country. Try to avoid body contact with any sick patient and incinerate the waste of the Ebola suffering patient in safe place.