Canadian Ebola vaccine could be a ‘game changer’

October 7, 2015 - The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced promising interim results from a clinical trial of the Canadian Ebola vaccine, VSV-ZEBOV.

Dr. Marie-Paule Kieny from the WHO stated that the vaccine was 100 percent effective when given immediately to more than 4,100 people in Guinea who came into close contact with an Ebola patient.

"It could be a game changer indeed," said Kieny, "because previously there was nothing against Ebola, in spite of this disease having been identified 40 years ago."

The Canadian vaccine was developed by scientists with the Public Health Agency of Canada at the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

The full article is available via The Star.

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