The second in a series of reports from WHO on Ebola
Note: Total of probable, confirmed and suspected cases in West Africa was 3,685 as of August 31, 2014 with 1,841 deaths.
Affected countries: Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone
Folks who have had the Ebola virus and survived have antibodies in their blood. The World Health Organization has approved transferring antibodies from a survivor to a patient suffering from the disease. A 1995 study indicates 7 of 8 patients survived after receiving the blood therapy.
Many aid workers have contracted Ebola and more than likely will be the first patients treated with this therapy.