WHO Recommends Use of Antibodies in Blood of Ebola Survivors to Treat Other Infected Patients

by Kathy Jones on  September 7, 2014 at 9:59 PM General Health News
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The World Health Organization has urged the medical community to make use of Ebola survivors' blood in treating other infected patients.
 WHO Recommends Use of Antibodies in Blood of Ebola Survivors to Treat Other Infected Patients
WHO Recommends Use of Antibodies in Blood of Ebola Survivors to Treat Other Infected Patients

It was mentioned that people produce antibodies in the blood in an attempt to fight off an Ebola infection and in theory, those antibodies could be transferred from a survivor into a sick patient to give their immune system a boost, the BBC reported.

Dr Marie Paule Kieny, an assistant director general at WHO said that they have agreed that whole blood therapies might be used to treat Ebola virus and all efforts must be invested to help infected countries to use them.

There's a real opportunity that a blood-derived product could be used now and this could be very effective in terms of treating patients, as there are also many people now who have survived and are doing well.

There's no clinically proven drug or vaccine to treat Ebola, but many are in the experimental stage. The WHO also announced that Ebola vaccines could be used on the frontline by November.

Source: ANI

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