WHO set to expedite new Ebola treatments

September 6, 2014 5:49 AM

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WHO set to expedite new Ebola treatments

LONDON — Desperate to restore hope amid the Ebola crisis, the World Health Organization said Friday it will accelerate the use of experimental treatments and vaccines to contain the expanding epidemic in West Africa.

After convening a two-day meeting of more than 200 specialists to figure out which experimental treatments should be used first, the WHO said survivors’ blood could be used immediately, tapping into the thousands of people who have survived the virus, which has about a 50 percent death rate and no l...

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