WHO: Some in Guinea have recovered from Ebola. How?

April 16, 2014


There is neither a vaccine nor a specific treatment for Ebola virus disease.

  • People who are severely ill with the disease require intensive medical support
  • including oral rehydration
  • salts
  • or an intravenous drip for extra fluids,
  • antimicrobial medicines,
  • pain killers and
  • nutritious food.
  • The earlier they go to hospital and get appropriate care the higher their chance of survival.

By 14 April 2014, more than 100 people had been confirmed or suspected of having contracted Ebola in Guinea and more than half had died. But to-date, 9 patients who were admitted to this hospital have recovered and returned home in good health.

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