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Is there a vaccine for Ebola?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

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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