Originally Posted by SuperNova1987A
From “Kansen Retto” (Pandemic Archipelago), a Japanese pandemic movie.
After all attempts of treatment failed, a doctor tries convalescent blood
transfusion into a teenage girl infected with a mysterious disease…
“At the time of a fight against Ebola in Africa, mortality rate was too high and
doctors were totally overwhelmed. As a last resort, someone proposed to
transfuse into suffering patients the blood of a person who had recovered
from Ebola in the hope the antibody in the blood would work on Evora. It was
a treatment that had any medical justification.
European doctors opposed but Zairean doctors forced through. There was
nothing else they could do and they were desparate to save their peers. Five
out of eight patients survived.”
…and the girl survives.
In one of the H. Bransw. book, it is described such an treatment.
In those days described in the above book, the Ebola reservoir was stil unknown (now discovered to be the fruit bat probably).