Advertisement

Is there a vaccine for Ebola?

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. 

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.

Continue Learning about Ebola

Lessons From The Largest Ebola Outbreak In History
Lessons From The Largest Ebola Outbreak In History
The largest Ebola outbreak since the disease was discovered in 1976 has been going on since March 2014 and has killed more than 11,000 people in multi...
Read More
How can hospitals help people with Ebola survive?
Dr. Darria Long Gillespie, MDDr. Darria Long Gillespie, MD
Emory is one of the few hospitals in the US that has a specialized unit to treat highly infectious d...
More Answers
Ebola Timeline
Ebola TimelineEbola TimelineEbola TimelineEbola Timeline
See when and where the Ebola virus has struck over the years.
Start Slideshow
Does ZMapp Work as a Treatment for Ebola?
Does ZMapp Work as a Treatment for Ebola?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.