New Ebola vaccine may be 'up to 100% effective': WHO

New Ebola vaccine may be 'up to 100% effective': WHO

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A prototype vaccine for Ebola may be "up to 100 percent effective" in protecting against the deadly virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday. If all goes well, the vaccine could become available in 2018 under a fast-track approval process, it said. In a major clinical trial, nearly 6,000 people in Guinea were given the test vaccine last year, at the tail end of a lethal epidemic of Ebola. Not one of the 6,000 contracted the disease.
23 Dec 2016 - General
In general, creating a vaccine for a viruses is more challenging because of the unique ways that viruses alter immune responses. The battle against Ebola virus has existed since the last few decades and its about time that a vaccine should be made to...
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Yeah late 2017 or early 2018 would be a good timeline to have a working ebola vaccination in hand. ANd then it would only be a matter of time till the WHO to launch a nationwide coverage of the vaccination in countries in the african region that are ...
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Theekshana Abayawickrama Probably by 2018 we can get vaccine from Merck in USA and Europe countries. I think for rest of the world WHO should accelerate availability as soon as possible. Chi...
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Glad to hear this news. Ebola had developed into a deadly epidemic over the past couple of years, and so many lives were lost because it was incurable at the early stage. Now with the help of the new vaccine I hope WHO will be able to contain the dis...
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