Friday, October 24, 2014
Ebola Vaccine Trials To Begin In December.
According to the New Times, health care authorities have revealed that ebola vaccines trials
could begin as early as December but they stressed that the potency of the virus may not be determined until April 2015.
Dr. Marie Paule-Kieny of World Health Organization, said that the vaccine is however not a magic bullet. Some health experts say that the vaccine may represent the best hope of stopping the spread of the virus because the conventional way of isolating infected persons is not slowing the spread of the virus. One vaccine is being developed by the National Institute of Health and GlaxoSmithklein and the other by the Canadian Government and Newlink Genetics. According to Dr. Kieny, Five other vaccines will enter human testing in the first few months of 2015 and if the the two most advanced vaccines prove safe in the initial testing, trials will begin in Liberia and Sierra Leone to determine if the vaccine can help prevent people from getting the virus.
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