What are the treatment options for Ebola?

Dr. Darria Long Gillespie, MD
Emergency Medicine
While there are some experimental treatments for Ebola, there is currently no known cure for Ebola. In this video, I will explain that supportive care is what can help Ebola patients survive.
Unfortunately, there is no cure for Ebola. Doctor will provide people with supportive care, such as fluids to help prevent dehydration, and blood transfusions. Treatment for Ebola is aimed at helping relieve a person's symptoms and improving their chances of survival. Some experimental treatments--such as the medication ZMapp and transfusions of blood plasma from people who have survived the illness--have shown promise, but haven't yet been proven safe and effective. 

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