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The WHO says that the blood of survivors is a possible therapy.

The blood of patients who recover from Ebola can be used to treat other patients, the World Health Organization has announced.

West Africa is facing the largest outbreak in the history of the infection in which more than 1,900 people have died.

A global group of experts is meeting to discuss experimental therapies that could contain the virus.

According to Dr. Marie Paule Kieny, deputy director general of the organization, «we agree that whole blood therapies can be used to combat the virus and all efforts must be invested in helping affected countries to use them.»