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Experimental Ebola Vaccine Tested in Guinea Shows Promise, Report Says

Experimental Ebola Vaccine Tested in Guinea Shows Promise, Report Says

An experimental Ebola vaccine being tested in the West African nation of Guinea during the continuing outbreak of the viral disease has shown promising initial results, according to a report on the clinical trial that was published Friday.

The report, in the British medical journal The Lancet, which analyzed 7,651 individuals, more than 3,500 of whom were vaccinated, indicated that the vaccine “might be highly efficacious and safe in preventing Ebola virus disease.”

“This is good news,” Dr. Margaret Chan, director general of the World Health Organization, said in an interview, while noting that the vaccine was not “a silver bullet” to head off future outbreaks. “There is no replacement for very strong and good, resilient health systems with the capability for surveillance,” she said.

Source: Experimental Ebola Vaccine Tested in Guinea Shows Promise, Report Says – The New York Times