Ebola: Pharmaceutical tests vaccine on humans after success with monkey

September 8, 2014 1:41 PM

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The National Institutes of Health (NIS) has revealed that the success of an Ebola vaccine on monkeys has prompted its test on humans. The US government and pharmaceutical companies have taken up the challenge of developing a vaccine for the Ebola virus after the deadly virus has killed almost 2,000 people within months in West Africa. The NIS in collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline and the World Health Organization developed an Ebola vaccine that is currently being tested on humans after it proved effective and successful in monkeys.

This is the first time a vaccine would be developed for the deadly Ebola virus, and the first time it would be tested on humans after some level of success with monkeys. But GlaxoSmithKline states that it might take some time before the vaccine drug becomes available for general use, and this is not...

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