Ebola: Canada to Send Shipment of Experimental Vaccine to WHO Tomorrow



Following the worst outbreak of the Ebola virus in Africa, the World Health Organization will on Monday receive a shipping of experimental Ebola vaccines from Canada, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Canada said it would start shipping 800 vials of an experimental Ebola vaccine to the World Health Organization on Monday to combat the deadly viral outbreak in Africa.

“Canada views this experimental Ebola vaccine as a global resource and in the interest of global public health, we are sharing it with our international partners to help address the Ebola outbreak in West Africa,” Canadian Health Minister Rona Ambrose said on Saturday.

The vaccine will be shipped by air from Winnipeg, Manitoba, to the University Hospital of Geneva via specialized courier. The vials will be sent in three separate shipments as a precautionary measure, due to the challenges in moving a vaccine that must kept at a very low temperature at all times.

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