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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2015, Volume : 8, Issue : 11
First page : ( 1603) Last page : ( 1604)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2015.00286.3

Reconvalescent Plasma Therapy for Ebola Virus Infection

Lakshmi K.*, Aishwarya J.R., Chitralekha S., Illamani V.

Department of Microbiology, Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, (Bharath University), Chennai, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: laksh45@gmail.com

Online published on 1 January, 2016.

Abstract

Ebola viral infections are one of the dangerous reemerging viral infections which are becoming a global threat nowadays. Unfortunately only symptomatic treatment is available for the Ebola viral disease. Currently, there is no specific antiviral treatment exist for Ebola viral disease. Antiviral drugs and vaccines are currently under clinical trials. This short communication throws light into the use of reconvalescent plasma therapy in cases of Ebola viral outbreaks.

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