beginning of the end

beginning of the end

Ebola Vaccine Effective: VSV-Zebov vaccine proves 100% effective in field trials

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The recently discovered Ebola vaccine has provided 100-percent protection in a field trial in hard-hit Guinea, according to researchers. These results mark the 'beginning of the end' of the killer West African outbreak. The World Health Organization has hailed the results from the first efficacy test of the VSV-ZEBOV vaccine, terming it as the next step to the world getting an effective Ebola vaccine. VSV-ZEBOV may become the first licensed vaccine against the disease for which there is also no approved treatment or cure. The trial showed that the vaccine "offers 100 percent protection against Ebola after roughly one week. The test, backed by drug firm Merck, the WHO and the governments of Canada, Norway and Guinea, saw 4,123 high-risk people vaccinated immediately after someone close to them fell ill with the deadly fever. For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ke Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvkenya Like our FaceBook page http://www.facebook.com/NtvKenya