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Are there alternative treatments for Ebola?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Ebola is one of the deadliest types of hemorrhagic fevers, which are viral infections that can cause severe bleeding. Unfortunately, there are not yet any approved vaccines or medications for Ebola, though vaccines are in development and some experimental treatments have shown promise. People who are infected with Ebola usually receive supportive care, such as intravenous fluids and oxygen, in hospital facilities with specialized infection control procedures. No alternative remedies have been shown to help. 

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