Ebola survivor gives blood to doctor; experts push for more action

September 11, 2014 11:03 PM

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Ebola survivor gives blood to doctor; experts push for more action

News emerged today that a US doctor who survived Ebola donated convalescent serum to a sick colleague, as more global health experts raised fresh concerns about the pace of the disease's spread in West Africa and pushed for stronger global action to control it.

Kent Brantly, MD, the donor, was infected with Ebola virus disease (EVD) while working in a treatment unit in Liberia staffed by aid groups, which included Samaritan's Purse. Brantly and another infected colleague were airlifted out of Liberia and recovered from their infections following treatment ...

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