Using Ebola survivors' blood as remedy may carry risks

September 13, 2014 3:43 AM

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WASHINGTON DC, USA – Two American doctors sickened by Ebola have been given blood transfusions from survivors, a technique the World Health Organization advocates but that experts say carries some risks.

There are no drugs on the market to cure or treat Ebola, no vaccines to prevent it. While trials are under way to accelerate therapies to people in need, medical experts have turned to the idea of using survivors' blood as a remedy.

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