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WHO has suggested using transfusions of blood or plasma from survivors to treat/prevent the disease. The exponentially growing survivor population provides an exponentially growing supply of convalescent plasma with which to treat the disease.

WHO has suggested using transfusions of blood or plasma from survivors to treat/prevent the disease. The exponentially growing survivor population provides an exponentially growing supply of convalescent plasma with which to treat the disease.

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I agree, this is disheartening.

Didn't follow what you meant here, "you can't take of people in the more messy phase of the fever." I think maybe you mean that survivors can't be enlisted right away. Ebola is very debilitating. People will need time --a month? six weeks? -- to recuperate before they could assist with the epidemic.

I looked at the price for used 10 foot and 40 foot refrigerated containers. Alibaba has them used for under $5,000. You could house 4 patients in a 40 foot container or 1 in a 10 foot container. They could be transported in quantity on container ships and by rail. And since they are modular, they could be moved around to follow the epidemic as it shifts location.

They might not work well in rural areas which often have unpaved roads.

You also have the added cost of fuel and you have to have a fuel supply.

But still, a great idea.