Two Women Receive Experimental Ebola Vaccine in Fast-Tracked Trial

September 3, 2014 8:58 PM

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Two Women Receive Experimental Ebola Vaccine in Fast-Tracked Trial

A 39-year-old woman was the first person to receive the vaccine, which had previously only been tested in monkeys. She received the injection Tuesday at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. A 27-year-old woman was given the shot today, the agency said.

The trial will test the safety of the vaccine, which was developed by GlaxoSmithKline and the NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. It was expedited by the burgeoning Ebola outbreak in West Africa, where more than 1,900 people have died from the infection, according to the Wor...

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