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Drug for Ebola out of Africa's reach

Posted: August 8, 2014 at 3:08 a.m.

A Liberian soldiers stops people at a security checkpoint setup to lamp down on people traveling due to the Ebola virus, on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. Soldiers clamped down on people trying to travel to Liberia's capital Thursday from rural areas hard-hit by the Ebola virus hours after the president declared a national state of emergency. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)

MONROVIA, Liberia -- Africans seeking a drug to help contain the Ebola virus will have to wait months before a potentially lifesaving experimental treatment used on two infected Americans is produced in even small amounts, officials said.

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