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'100% effective' Ebola vaccine developed


Posted on Friday, 31 July, 2015 | Comment icon 13 comments

The new vaccine could stop Ebola in its tracks. Image Credit: PD - John Keith
Scientists have announced a breakthrough in the battle against Ebola in the form of a new vaccine.
The deadly disease, which over the last two years has infected tens of thousands of people in parts of Western Africa, could soon become a thing of the past after trials of a new vaccine have proven to be 100% effective at preventing infection in those administered with it.

The trial, which took place in Guinea, has been described as a 'game changer' by health officials.

"This is an extremely promising development," said Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO). "The credit goes to the Guinean Government, the people living in the communities and our partners in this project."

"An effective vaccine will be another very important tool for both current and future Ebola outbreaks."
Out of 28,000 people infected by Ebola since the outbreak in December 2013 around 11,300 have died from it. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are still the worst hit regions but with the vaccine it may finally be possible to bring the epidemic to a halt.

"This is a remarkable result which shows the power of equitable international partnerships and flexibility," said Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust - one of the trial's funders.

"This partnership also shows that such critical work is possible in the midst of a terrible epidemic."

"It should change how the world responds to such emerging infectious disease threats. We, and all our partners, remain fully committed to giving the world a safe and effective vaccine."

Source: Wired | Comments (13)

Tags: Ebola, Vaccine

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #4 Posted by questionmark on 31 July, 2015, 14:58
It never ceases to amaze me: as soon as it reaches the West a remedy or vaccine is developed.....
Comment icon #5 Posted by Ashotep on 31 July, 2015, 15:01
Enter anti-vaxxers to condemn it. I think its great, hope it works.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Ashotep on 31 July, 2015, 15:04
It never ceases to amaze me: as soon as it reaches the West a remedy or vaccine is developed..... Not really or there would be a cure for HIV.
Comment icon #7 Posted by OverSword on 31 July, 2015, 15:36
I wonder how much it will cost
Comment icon #8 Posted by questionmark on 31 July, 2015, 15:39
Not really or there would be a cure for HIV. Cancer drug flushes dormant HIV out of hiding in the body Read more Any other questions?
Comment icon #9 Posted by Misanthropic on 31 July, 2015, 16:53
The trial took place in Guinea. Unintentional pun aside, this is wonderful news.
Comment icon #10 Posted by BeastieRunner on 31 July, 2015, 17:36
Wow, great news! Go human race ... go!
Comment icon #11 Posted by Zalmoxis on 31 July, 2015, 17:39
That is great. But really, sanitation and proper corpse handling seems to do a great job of preventing this virus in the United States.
Comment icon #12 Posted by questionmark on 31 July, 2015, 20:17
As I said before: German TV (ARD) just reports that the vaccine was known to be effective in monkeys 10 years ago... It took some Ebola to get to the "civilization" before they got it off the shelf again...
Comment icon #13 Posted by The Skeptic Eric Raven on 31 July, 2015, 21:25
Cancer drug flushes dormant HIV out of hiding in the body Read more Any other questions? I As I said before: German TV (ARD) just reports that the vaccine was known to be effective in monkeys 10 years ago... It took some Ebola to get to the "civilization" before they got it off the shelf again... Thats the way life is. The poor nations are out of luck.Like you said. The US doesnt worry about it til it hits our shores. Sucks but true.


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