December 13, 2013
Syria: Doctors without borders report 335 killed by chemical agents
"Medical staff working in these facilities provided detailed information to MSF doctors regarding large numbers of patients arriving with symptoms including convulsions, excess saliva, pinpoint pupils, blurred vision and respiratory distress," said Dr. Bart Janssens, MSF director of operations.
According to the NGO, patients were treated using MSF-supplied atropine, "a drug used to treat neurotoxic symptoms". MSF is now trying to replenish the facilities’ empty stocks and provide additional medical supplies and guidance.