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close this bookFact sheet No 103: Ebola Haemorrhagic Fever - Revised December 2000 (WHO, 2000, 3 p.)
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Therapy

· No specific treatment or vaccine exists for Ebola haemorrhagic fever.

· Severe cases require intensive supportive care, as patients are frequently dehydrated and in need of intravenous fluids.

· Experimental studies involving the use of hyper-immune sera on animals demonstrated no long-term protection against the disease after interruption of therapy.