Ebola vaccine protects monkeys; human trials underway
September 8 , 2014
An experimental Ebola vaccine kept monkeys free from the disease for 10 months, raising hopes of a vaccine for humans.
After getting a shot of the vaccine followed by a booster in two months, the animals stayed immune from infection, researchers from the US said.
Human trials are underway and if successful, future outbreaks of Ebola could be prevented.
This year’s Ebola outbreak, the worst in recorded history, has claimed over 2,000 lives in West Africa, reports say.
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