Reporter - Tom McNamara

Aug 4, 2014 11:37 PM

Experimental Ebola treatment came from California

Los Angeles -The experimental Ebola treatment administered to two Americans who contracted the virus in Africa was a medical cocktail called ZMapp, derived in part from tobacco plants, that has shown promise in tests on monkeys. It had not been evaluated on humans.

A spokesperson from Samaritan's Purse confirmed that ZMapp was given to the patients. The treatment was made by a California company called Mapp Biopharmaceutical, a National Institutes of Health spokeswoman confirmed Monday.

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