Friday, July 31, 2015

Vaccine Offers 100% Ebola Protection: Trial Results

An Ebola vaccine provided 100-percent protection in a field trial in hard-hit Guinea, researchers and officials said Friday, mooting "the beginning of the end" of the killer West African outbreak.

The world is "on the verge of an effective Ebola vaccine," the World Health Organization (WHO) said, hailing the results from the first efficacy test of the VSV-ZEBOV vaccine among people living in a high-danger zone.

"This is an extremely promising development," added WHO chief Margaret Chan.


"An effective vaccine will be another very important tool for both current and future Ebola outbreaks."

About 28,000 people have been infected in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia in the worst Ebola outbreak in history, according to the WHO, and more than 11,000 have died.

VSV-ZEBOV may become the first licensed vaccine against the disease for which there is also no approved treatment or cure.

The trial showed that the vaccine "offers 100 percent protection against Ebola after roughly one week," said researcher Sven Trelle from the University of Bern.

The test, backed by drug firm Merck, the WHO and the governments of Canada, Norway and Guinea, saw 4,123 high-risk people vaccinated immediately after someone close to them fell ill with the deadly haemorrhagic fever.


None of the vaccinated group caught the virus, according to study results published in The Lancet medical journal.

18 comments:

  1. a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said..
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    Gud news....
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

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  2. Ebola must die by fire by force

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  3. Ebola must die by fire by force

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  4. Hmm. I pray the vaccine works effectively o. Thank God, ebola is a long forgotten issue in Naija

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  5. I hope it will not be expensive

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  6. Money received. Thank you and God bless you





    I am so excited



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  7. I pray for more breakthrough in this

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  8. I don’t like hearing about ebola. I just despise that disease. Glad a solution is gradually coming up

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  9. Operation kick out ebola in africa

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