Ebola vaccine research stalled by budget cuts - NIH director

October 13, 2014 4:31 PM

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Funding for the NIH has gone up just over $1 billion in the past decade, before adjusting for inflation, from $28.03 billion in fiscal year 2004 to $29.31 billion in FY 2013. Meanwhile, spending for a sub-agency known as the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has fallen slightly since FY 2004 to $4.25 billion.

Stagnant budgeting on research for the likes of infectious-disease vaccines has left NIH and other health agencies grasping for viable solutions as the current Ebola outbreak that began in West Africa threatens to spread further.

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