Ebola Vaccine Proves 100% Effective In Trial

Published on 24 Dec 2016, 17:08
When used in a major clinical trial in Guinea, a researcher said Friday, an experimental Ebola vaccine proved to be 100 percent effective in eradicating the deadly disease.
The vaccine is not yet approved by regulatory authorities. It is the first created to stop the deadly pathogen. In order to fend off a flare up of the virus, an emergency stockpile of 300,000 doses have been created. The vaccine was studied with almost 12,000 people in Guinea during 2015. Of the close to half who received the vaccine, no Ebola cases were recorded 10 days or more after vaccination.
"While these compelling results come too late for those who lost their lives during West Africa's Ebola epidemic, they show that when the next Ebola outbreak hits, we will not be defenseless," said Dr Marie-Paule Kieny, the World Health Organization's assistant director-general for health systems and innovation, and the study's lead author.

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