DISCUSSIONS UNDERWAY ABOUT USING RISKY EBOLA VACCINE IN NEW OUTBREAK


From Sciencemag

The vaccine is made from the Zaire species of the virus, which the ministry of health tells Science is the species circulating in Mangina, and was also responsible for the recently ended outbreak.
Discussions are now underway about whether to use the vaccine, which proved highly effective in 2015 during an epidemic of the Zaire species in Guinea. The decision will be made “quite fast,” says Boum, who helped run the Guinea trial. “Ebola doesn’t respect holidays,” he said, referring to the fact that many residents are enjoying their summer break.

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/08/updated-deadly-ebola-surfaces-africa-s-center-yet-again

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