American receives blood from fellow Ebola survivor; doctors say aggressive treatment working

September 12, 2014 4:32 PM

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American receives blood from fellow Ebola survivor; doctors say aggressive treatment working

OMAHA, Neb. — An American aid worker infected with Ebola has been given blood from a fellow doctor who battled the disease, and Nebraska doctors say the man has responded well to aggressive treatment in the past week.

Dr. Rick Sacra received two blood transfusions from Dr. Kent Brantly last weekend after arriving at the Nebraska Medical Center, Dr. Phil Smith said Thursday. Sacra also has been given an experimental drug that doctors refuse to identify, and he has received supportive care including IV fluids.

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