Ebola vaccine needs fast track, U panel says

February 17, 2015 12:03 PM

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Ebola vaccine needs fast track, U panel says

Even if Ebola has receded from the headlines, a consortium led by a University of Minnesota infectious disease expert is urging world health officials to accelerate the creation of a vaccine against the deadly virus before it re-emerges.

With at least seven vaccines already in development, the consortium calls on global public health leaders to hasten human clinical trials to test their safety — even if data on their effectiveness is incomplete — and build a vaccine distribution system in Africa that is both efficient and trustworth...

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