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Is there a cure for Ebola?

Unfortunately, there isn't a cure for Ebola. Currently, care is aimed at providing support for people with the virus. Experimental treatments have shown promise in helping people survive the illness, but limited quantities are available. One treatment involves transfusions of blood plasma from people who have survived the infection, but it isn't known if this treatment is effective on its own.

Dr. Darria Gillespie, MD
Emergency Medicine Specialist

While there is no cure for Ebola, with aggressive supportive therapy, doctors are seeing higher rates of survival in Ebola patients. In this video, I will explain what supportive therapy includes.

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