French and German doctors on Saturday to report about treatment of patients infected with Ebola.French nurse who was infected with the Ebola virus, recovered after treatment experimental drug.
On her recovery, said health minister Marisol Touraine. French “had already left the treatment facility,” where she received medical care. Young nurse contracted the disease, Ebola virus, in mid-September in the Liberian capital Monrovia, where she worked as a volunteer in a hospital, a non-governmental organization “Doctors Without Borders”. After the first signs of the disease, it was isolated. September 19 she was taken to a special flight to France and placed in a military hospital near Paris.
For the treatment of nurses, the French government authorized the use of a number of experimental medicines, in particular Japanese Avigan drug, also known as favipiravir. The drug was created in 1998 and currently has been certified as a remedy for flu.Feature of the drug is that it has successfully attacked polymerase – an enzyme that viruses use.
In Germany, doctors reported the patient recovers from Senegal, who for five weeks, was treated at a hospital in Hamburg, ITAR-TASS reported.
“It feels good, has been for many days he was not a carrier of the infection. We are pleased that he will now be able to go to his home,” – said the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf.
On Friday in Germany, there is another African, suffering from a viral illness. His treatment involved doctors at the University Hospital of Frankfurt am Main.
According to the World Health Organization, the number of victims of outbreaks of the Ebola virus, which is currently ongoing in the countries of West Africa, exceeded 3.4 thousand people, infected more than 7000. Most of the deaths occurred among the three countries – Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.