Is there a vaccine for Ebola?

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There is no FDA-approved vaccine available for Ebola. Experimental vaccines and treatments for Ebola are under development, but they have not yet been fully tested for safety or effectiveness.

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There isn’t yet an Ebola vaccine that is approved and available for widespread use. However, several experimental vaccines are at various stages of development and clinical trials. One such vaccine, called the VSV-EBOV vaccine, began trials in Guinea in March 2015. Early results showed 100% efficacy in preventing the disease among close contacts of Ebola patients. Trials of other Ebola vaccines have been hampered by a lack of patients as the 2014-2015 outbreak has waned. 

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Ebola

Ebola

Ebola virus disease is a severe, often fatal illness in humans. It is caused by a family of viruses that originate in central and west Africa. The disease is rare and occurs in sporadic outbreaks. Ebola is spread through direct co...

ntact with the bodily fluids of infected individuals or objects, such as needles or bedsheets, that have been contaminated with the virus. Your risk of contracting Ebola is very low unless you visit an area where it is widespread. There are no approved treatments for the disease, but some experimental treatments have shown promise. Vaccines are currently under development.
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