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2 Experimental Ebola Vaccines Show Promise In Primate Trials

CIDRAP News: Second-generation Ebola vaccines show promise in animal study
“Two candidate Ebola vaccines developed as possible next-generation products fully protected monkeys immunized with a single dose against experimental infection with the strain responsible for West Africa’s outbreak, researchers reported [Wednesday]…” (Schnirring, 4/8).

New York Times: 2 New Ebola Vaccines Pass Important Early Test, Researchers Say
“…The vaccines have not yet been tested in people, but safety trials in healthy volunteers will probably begin early this summer, said Thomas W. Geisbert, an Ebola expert at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, and the senior author of a report published on Wednesday in the journal Nature…” (Grady, 4/8).

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