Simple intravenous fluid could save many Ebola patients, specialists say

December 5, 2014 12:02 AM

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LONDON (Reuters) - Simple intravenous fluid drips could save the lives of many West African Ebola patients, but are being neglected because of a perception that there is no effective treatment for the disease, specialist doctors said on Friday.

"Ebola treatment centers must be more than just a setting for quarantine," Ian Roberts of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Anders Perner of Copenhagen University wrote in the journal The Lancet. "Patients will be reluctant to attend treatment centers unless the care they receiv...

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