Ebola vaccine safe for use in Africa: Study

December 23, 2014 4:26 PM

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Ebola vaccine safe for use in Africa: Study

Washington: The first trial of an experimental Ebola vaccine in Africa has shown it is safe for use, scientists say. "This is the first study to show comparable safety and immune response of an experimental Ebola vaccine in an African population," said lead author Dr Julie Ledgerwood from the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health, US.

"This is particularly encouraging because those at greatest risk of Ebola live primarily in Africa, and diminished vaccine protection in African populations has been seen for other diseases," Ledgerwood said.

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