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US: Long-awaited Ebola vaccine study coming soon in Liberia
Published in 22-1-2015
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The first study will compare the two experimental vaccines with dummy shots in hopes of proving whether either really protects against the Ebola virus, which has devastated Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone over the past year. [...] clusters of cases continue and Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health said the vaccines still could be useful if there's a rebound, as well as for what he called inevitable future outbreaks of Ebola. Without a vaccine, officials have fought the outbreak with old-fashioned public health measures, including isolating the sick, tracking and quarantining those who had contact with them, and setting up teams to safely bury bodies. Each uses a different virus to carry non-infectious Ebola genetic material into the body and spark an immune response.