No specific drug has been shown to help people infected with Ebola, so patients are given saline to replace fluids lost to vomiting and diarrhea; painkillers to reduce fever and to help fight the general misery the virus causes; and antibiotics to prevent what doctors call secondary infections. "There are at least four vaccines that can protect against Ebola (in monkeys)," says Thomas Geisbert, whose lab at UTMB is working on some of them. "But how do you take this to the next level?"