MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) - Liberia's information minister says a doctor given an experimental drug to fight Ebola has died.
Lewis Brown confirmed the doctor's death to The Associated Press on Monday. He was one of three Liberian health workers to receive the untested ZMapp drug that had earlier been given to two American health workers.
Only five people in the world have received the experimental drug.
The two Americans survived Ebola and were discharged from an Atlanta hospital. A Spanish priest who received it died. There was no update on the two other Liberians who took doses of the drug.
Health experts caution that the drug had never been tested in humans before and it is unclear whether it works.
The current Ebola outbreak has killed more than 1,400 people across West Africa.
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