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Second Ebola vaccine introduced in DR Congo

Nov 14, 2019 - 5:44 PM

Doctors Without Borders says the new vaccine, produced by a Belgian subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, is aimed at protecting about 50,000 people over a period of 4 months

FIGHTING EBOLA. Photo from Johnson and Johnson at https://www.jnj.com/gph/shipping-the-ebola-vaccine

WHO accused of rationing Ebola vaccine in DR Congo

Sep 23, 2019 - 12:58 PM

'One of the main problems currently is the fact that in practice the vaccine is rationed by the WHO and that too few people at risk are protected today,' Doctors without Borders says

DR Congo health minister resigns after replaced as Ebola spearhead

Jul 23, 2019 - 12:00 PM

'As a result of your decision to place the response to the Ebola outbreak under your direct supervision... I hereby submit my resignation as health minister,' Oly Ilunga wrote in a resignation letter to President Felix Tshisekedi.

EBOLA VACCINE. Nurses working with the WHO (World Health Organization) administer the Ebola vaccine to a local doctor at the town all of Mbandaka on May 21, 2018 during the launch of the Ebola vaccination campaign. Photo by Junior Kannah/AFP

Ebola death toll hits 26 in DR Congo as vaccinations start

May 21, 2018 - 11:47 PM

Since the outbreak was announced on May 8, there have been 49 cases, comprising 22 confirmed by laboratory tests, 21 probable and six suspected, says the Congo health ministry

Democratic Republic of Congo authorizes trial of experimental Ebola vaccine

May 29, 2017 - 9:45 PM

There is no licensed vaccine for the Ebola virus but the World Health Organization says a promising candidate vaccine exists and could be deployed within a matter of days if the DR Congo government gave its approval

Vaccine created to protect Ebola-ravaged chimps

Mar 09, 2017 - 11:34 PM

The vaccine is given orally the developers say which means it can be put into food bait and left out for the animals to eat easier and less traumatic than darting

EBOLA VACCINES FOR APES. This file photo taken on June 29, 2015 shows chimpanzees from Monkey Island, a celebrated colony of former research lab captives on an atoll deep in the jungle of southern Liberia. File photo by Zoom Dosso/ AFP

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Aug 06, 2015 - 4:00 PM

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Breakthrough in quest for Ebola vaccine

Jul 31, 2015 - 9:54 PM

UPDATED One of two leading vaccine candidates VSV ZEBOV has been developed and tested in a super quick 12 months compared to the normal decade or more Ebola has no licensed cure or treatment

epa04601026 A Liberian nurse administers an experimental Ebola vaccine at the beginning of a trial program at the Redemption Hospital in New Kru Town, outside Monrovia, Liberia, 02 February 2015. Liberia started the first large-scale trial of experimental Ebola vaccine by injecting a small amount of Ebola virus strain into 12 volunteers to evoke an immune response. The trial will then be expanded to include 30,000 people throughout the West African nation. Liberia has been one of the countries hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak, with 8,478 reported cases and 3,605 deaths, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). EPA/AHMED JALLANZO

Ebola vaccine trials begin in Liberia

Feb 03, 2015 - 2:48 PM

The vaccines are administered to 12 volunteers at the start of a trial which will eventually involve up to 27 000 adults

VACCINE TRIAL. An adhesive bandage is placed on the arm of a volunteer after she was administered an experimental Ebola vaccine at Redemption Hospital in New Kru Town, a suburb of Monrovia, on February 2, 2015. Zoom Dosso/AFP

Long wait yet for Ebola vaccine: experts

Nov 27, 2014 - 10:23 PM

The candidate vaccine dubbed cAd3 ZEBOV was well tolerated by healthy adults – though this did not mean they were protected

3 Russian Ebola vaccines ready within 6 months

Oct 12, 2014 - 12:39 AM

Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova: One of them is already ready for a clinical trial

Experimental Ebola vaccines ready for Africa by 2015: WHO

Sep 26, 2014 - 9:19 PM

WHO is focusing on two vaccines one made by British company GlaxoSmithKline and the other by US group NewLink Genetics and is working with both companies to accelerate clinical trials

VACCINE. Around 10,000 doses of the GSK vaccine should also be available by early 2015, according to WHO. Photo from EPA

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Battle to contain Ebola intensifies with Nigeria seeking volunteers

Aug 10, 2014 - 8:26 AM

The WHO says it is realistic to expect a vaccine to be ready by 2015

A file photo taken on July 28, 2014 shows Lagos health commissioner Jide Idris (C) flanked by director of Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, Professor Abdulsalam Nasidi (L) and special adviser to Lagos State governor Yewande Adeshina, speaking about the Ebola outbreak during a briefing in Lagos. AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Ebola outbreak speeds up efforts to find a vaccine

Aug 02, 2014 - 4:25 PM

There is currently no such medication in the pipeline to treat Ebola In the meantime experts can only urge preventive measures