Human trial of experimental Ebola vaccine to start next week

August 28, 2014 3:40 PM

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Human trial of experimental Ebola vaccine to start next week

(CNN) -- A highly anticipated test of an experimental Ebola vaccine will begin next week at the National Institutes of Health, amid mounting anxiety about the spread of the deadly virus in West Africa.

After an expedited review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, researchers were given the green light to begin what's called a human safety trial, said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

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