American ebola patient received ‘experimental serum’

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An American doctor who contracted Ebola in west Africa appears to be recovering, thanks in part to a new and experimental treatment, according to a report from The Los Angeles Times. Dr. Kenneth Brantly is currently being treated at an Atlanta hospital, but his organization, Samaritan’s Purse, says the crucial treatment began with an experimental serum that Brantly received in Liberia. Brantly also received a blood transfusion from a recovered Ebola patient who he had treated earlier, which may have aided in his ongoing recovery.

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