WHO: Use Ebola survivors’ blood to treat patients

September 5, 2014 6:41 PM

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

After convening a two-day meeting of more than 200 experts to figure out which experimental Ebola treatments should be used first, the WHO said survivor’s 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 ...

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