We'll Never Find an Ebola Vaccine Without Taking Some Risks

August 6, 2014 12:59 PM

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We'll Never Find an Ebola Vaccine Without Taking Some Risks

The current West African ebola virus outbreak, which has now reached more than 1,000 cases and resulted in more than 800 deaths, is a reminder of the often unpredictable nature of viruses and the difficulties in finding and developing vaccines and antivirals.

The outbreak appears to have focused efforts. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the U.S., said human trials for a vaccine will start in September with a potential vaccine ready by July. His comments come after two infected U.S. doctors were reportedly treated with...

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