Successful Ebola vaccine will be fast-tracked four use

Friday 23 December 2016 5 months ago 49   New York   Print

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Report  Web desk : A highly effective vaccine that guards against the deadly Ebola virus could be available by 2018, said the World Health Organization. Trials conducted in Guinea, one of the West African countries most affected by an outbreak of Ebola that ended this year, show it offers 100% protection. The vaccine is now being fast-tracked for regulatory approval. Manufacturer Merck has made 300,000 doses of the rVSV-ZEBOV vaccine available for use should Ebola strike. GAVI, the global vaccine alliance, provided $5m for the stockpile.