WHO urges use of survivors' serum against Ebola, backs vaccine trials

September 5, 2014 6:30 PM

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WHO urges use of survivors' serum against Ebola, backs vaccine trials

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday blood-derived products and serum from survivors may be used to treat Ebola virus immediately and two vaccines could be available for health workers by year-end.

Existing supplies of all experimental medicines are limited and will not be sufficient for months to come, while the outlook for vaccine supplies looks "slightly better", the WHO said in a statement after two-day talks attended by nearly 200 experts.

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