After treating the infected patient, Oslo University Hospital now experienced how some of the very rare and experimental Ebola medicine available in the world works.
30 year old Norwegian doctor Silje Michalsen got infected with Ebola virus while working at Doctors Without Borders treatment center in the town of Bo in Sierra Leone, and were hastily evacuated to Norway on October 7.
Michalsen was taken to Oslo University Hospital (Ullevål) and has gone through a 13-day extensive treatment by a special team.
Last week, Canada has provided some experiemental drugs to be used in Michalsen’s treatment. In the Norwegian doctor’s treatment, three different experimental drugs were used, Avigan, TKM-Ebola and Zmab.
30-year-old has been treated with one or more of these medications, confirmed the head of infectious diseases department Dag Kvale to VG.
She will go back to Help Fighting with Ebola Virus in Africa
During yesterday’s press conference at Ullevål hospital, Silje Michaelsen told she hopes to take the field again as soon as possible. If that happens, she will be more careful not to get infected again.
– We are fairly certain that she is immune to the strain of the virus that she has been exposed, known as Zaire variant. We believe the immunity will be prolonged, probably lasts a lifetime, Dag Kvale said.
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