Ebola vaccine tests to begin

Ebola vaccines. WHO/M. Missioneiro

Testing is to begin by the end of the month on Ebola vaccines in the three countries in west Africa most affected by the outbreak.

More than 8000 have died from the virus in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced the development Friday but cautioned that the “first generation” vaccines were still in the developmental phase.

Nonetheless, the trials in the three countries will help show medical teams how to respond more effectively to future outbreaks.

Daniel Johnson reports

Duration:  1’59″

 

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