December 16, 2014 | Hannah

Would I take any treatment to save my life, even if it were someone else's blood?

A new experimental Ebola treatment is being tried out in a hospital in Liberia. It uses an injectable serum made from the blood of Ebola survivors. The red and white blood cells are removed, leaving just the Ebola antibodies that may protect other patients against the virus.

I'm pleased to hear that doctors are trying new treatments. Hopefully they will help until vaccines are available.

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In the current epidemic there have been 18,000 reported cases of Ebola.

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