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Our hypothesis is simply that fasting for 24 hours when the first symptoms of Ebola appear – headache, sore throat and fever – could weaken the development of the Ebola virus in the body and abort the full development of the disease. Our research int

Our hypothesis is simply that fasting for 24 hours when the first symptoms of Ebola appear – headache, sore throat and fever – could weaken the development of the Ebola virus in the body and abort the full development of the disease. Our research int

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Onwubiko commented on Ebola Hypothesis

Great insight, Dr. Cohn. Thanks for sharing. With a consensus forming around the need for hydration, let us hope that the funding agencies and organizations will now support the exploration of the hypothesis in randomized trials. The hydration works best with fasting but healthcare workers still try to feed the Ebola patients lots of carbohydrates during hydration whereas a water only fast for 24 hours would make a bigger impact without posing any serious risk to the people who have been starved for so long that they are scared that a 24 hour fast would be impossible.