Ebola workers ask Congress for help

November 13, 2014 5:36 PM

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Ebola workers ask Congress for help

Two studies of a U.S.-developed vaccine will begin in Liberia and Sierra Leone by January and if they go well, "we could know by the middle of 2015 whether or not we have an effective vaccine," Anthony Fauci, infectious disease chief at the National Institutes of Health, told the Senate Appropriations Committee.

The confirmation of long-anticipated vaccine studies came as the Senate panel began evaluating the Obama administration's request for $6.2 billion in emergency aid to fight Ebola.

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