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WHO DG, West African Officials Praise Guineans, Health Workers, Global Community For Roles In Developing Ebola Vaccine

Associated Press: WHO chief praises Guineans for help with Ebola vaccine
“The head of the World Health Organization praised Guineans on Thursday for their role in helping to develop a vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus, as Guinea’s president said he hoped the vaccine eventually could be produced in Africa. During a visit to the country where the deadliest Ebola epidemic ever first emerged, Dr. Margaret Chan met with health workers who were critical in the fight against the virus…” (Diallo/Larson, 5/5).

Thomson Reuters Foundation: With vaccines and vigilance, world better set for future Ebola outbreaks
“…Presidents and ministers from Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone gathered in Conakry to celebrate those who had helped to contain West Africa’s 2013-2016 epidemic, as well as the scientists who worked on vaccines against the deadly virus. … While debate rages over the best vaccination strategy for different groups at risk of Ebola, health experts have hailed the importance of having more than one type of vaccine…” (Guilbert, 5/4).

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