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Global Health
October 15, 2014

Potential Therapies and Vaccines to Combat Ebola

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JAMA. 2014;312(15):1503. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.13965

Transfusing whole blood or purified serum from individuals who have survived an Ebola infection is the therapy with the greatest potential for widespread implementation in West Africa’s ongoing Ebola outbreak, according to an expert panel convened by the World Health Organization (WHO) ( The panel met in early September to assess which experimental therapies and vaccines for Ebola should be prioritized for accelerated clinical development.

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