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First trials of Ebola vaccines to be held in West Africa: WHO

India Blooms News Service | | 21 Oct 2014, 08:24 pm
Geneva, Oct 21 (IBNS): The World health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday said the first trials of vaccines designed to fight against the Ebola virus will be held in West Africa early 2015.

The WHO official Twitter handle quoted Marie Paule Kieny as saying: "Ebola vaccine [once clinical trials are completed] is expected to be use in West Africa early 2015."

"Normal development of a vaccine takes years. Development of #Ebola vaccines has been accelerated,"    Kieny  said.

Speaking on the current status of the deadly disease, the official said: "At the moment, we don't know of a single case who has recovered from #Ebola, and got infected again."

The WHO earlier declared end of Ebola outbreak in Nigeria.

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