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Samaritan's Purse
Marylanders among 'superstars' of federal Ebola fight
Marylanders among 'superstars' of federal Ebola fight

Dr. Lance Plyler was desperate. It was late July, and two of his American relief workers in Liberia were showing worsening symptoms of Ebola. Believing he couldn't handle such "dire circumstances" alone, the medical director for Samaritan's Purse turned for help to Lisa Hensley, a federal virologist from Maryland who was working in a lab near the international airport of Monrovia, the Liberian capital. Plyler said it was Hensley — a world-renowned Ebola researcher based at Fort Detrick in Frederick — who first made him aware of the experimental drug ZMapp. She showed Plyler promising data on the drug's use in primates, introduced him to other...