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Rehydration Salts, Intravenous Fluids Could Help Save Ebola Patients’ Lives, Experts Say

The Guardian: Number of Ebola deaths could be cut by use of basic measures, say experts
“Basic medical interventions such as giving Ebola patients rehydration salts and fluids from bigger bags could cut the death toll in West Africa in the absence of a proven cure, experts in tropical diseases write on Friday in the Lancet…” (Boseley/O’Carroll, 12/4).

Reuters: Simple intravenous fluid could save many Ebola patients, specialists say
“Simple intravenous fluid drips could save the lives of many West African Ebola patients, but are being neglected because of a perception that there is no effective treatment for the disease, specialist doctors said on Friday…” (Kelland, 12/5).

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