One-dose Ebola vaccine to be tested on humans

April 8, 2015 7:53 PM

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The vaccine was tested on eight macaque monkeys, while two other monkeys were used as controls. Twenty-eight days later, the animals were all injected with the Ebola virus. Within a week, the two control macaques were dead and the eight with the vaccine tested negative for the virus.

The results were significant because they were performed on non-human primates, which are more closely linked biologically to humans than other animals.

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