Vaccines developed to tackle Ebola outbreak in West Africa

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Health-care providers, still wearing their protective clothing, must thoroughly disinfect every place a person suspected to have Ebola passes through on the way to the health unit. WHO/Christina Banluta

Efforts are ongoing to develop vaccines for the deadly Ebola virus disease which has claimed more than 4, 500 lives in West Africa.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are at least 9,000 Ebola cases in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

There is concern around the world that the virus may spread from West Africa to other countries as people travel by air.

Derrick Mbatha reports.

Duration:  2’29″

 

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