More intensive care could improve Ebola survival rates, researchers say

November 7, 2014 1:18 PM

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More intensive care could improve Ebola survival rates, researchers say

Using more-aggressive Ebola-treatment measures — such as delivering abundant amounts of fluids intravenously, and carefully monitoring patients' electrolyte levels — could help more Ebola patients survive, a new report concludes.

But administering this level of care requires health care workers to spend a great deal of time on each patient. The problem is, health care workers in West Africa are already struggling to keep up with the outbreak, so it would be difficult for them to provide this level of specialized care, said D...

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