Ebola: Human Vaccine Trial Begins in the US



The much awaited trial of the #Ebola vaccine has kicked off in the United States, with researchers studying how human immune systems respond to it.

Twenty healthy adult volunteers are being tested at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Maryland, BBC reports.

No volunteers will be infected with the virus and the vaccine has performed well in primate trials.

There is no confirmed cure for Ebola but a separate experimental drug, ZMapp, was 100% effective in monkeys, says a publication in Nature last week.

The trial has been brought forward amid an outbreak of the disease in West Africa that has killed at least 1,500.


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