Scientists Announce New Ebola Vaccine

April 9, 2015 8:35 AM

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U.S. researchers announced, on Wednesday, the development of a new, quick-acting, single-dose Ebola vaccine that has been found to be both safe and effective in nonhuman primates and shows great promise for further vaccines for human treatment.

This new, experimental Ebola vaccine is, more specifically, effective against the West African Makona strain of the Ebola Zaire virus. This is the particular strain which infected at least 25,000 people—and claimed approximately 10,500 lives in the process—during the recent Ebola virus outbreak in W...

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