(CNN) — A Liberian doctor who contracted the Ebola virus and received a promising experimental treatment has died, the manager of the Elwa Ebola Facility in Monrovia, Liberia, told CNN on Monday.
Dr. Abrahim Borbor died Sunday evening after contracting Ebola at JFK Hospital in Monrovia.
Borbor was given ZMapp, the same drug that was given to two Americans who had Ebola.
The Democratic Republic of Congo is also reporting new Ebola cases in a northern town, sparking fears that the deadly virus is expanding far beyond West Africa.
Two people in Gera tested positive for Ebola, a government spokesman said Sunday.
The country’s health minister, Felix Kabange Numbi, confirmed the cases in a televised statement.
“We’re going to provide essential medication in all medical institutions in the area of Gera but also free health treatment for the duration of the epidemic,” Numbi said.
A lab and quarantine station have been set up in the town, which is about 750 miles from the capital of Kinshasa.
The central African nation said its test showed that the strain is different from the one that has killed nearly 1,500 people in the West African nations of Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria.
“This epidemic doesn’t have any link to that which is now happening in West Africa,” Numbi said.
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