Ebola crisis forces new look at old therapies

September 15, 2014 2:54 AM

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Ebola crisis forces new look at old therapies

Ebola survivor Kent Brantly, who will testify in Congress this week on the crisis in West Africa, flew recently from his home in North Carolina to Nebraska just to donate blood to an infected U.S. aid worker, Rick Sacra.

It was a very special unit of blood, because the Ebola antibodies in Brantly’s body might keep Sacra alive. Yet those antibodies may be of no value at all to his fellow missionary physician. They may even be harmful.

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