Ebola vaccines could be available by end of year

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Promising vaccines, developed by U.S. and Canadian companies and agencies, could be ready for use by December.

AMES, Iowa, Sept. 24 (UPI) — Experimental Ebola vaccines could be available and in use by the end of the year, with several companies developing medicines to combat the virus.

The vaccines are preventative, and not cures for the disease affecting western Africa. Nearly 3,000 people have died of the virus in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Nigeria this year in the largest Ebola outbreak since 1976. Up to 1.4 million people could be affected by early 2015, the U.S.-based Centers for Disease Control and prevention said.

Source: UPI (link opens in a new window)

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