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Ghana Halts Experimental Ebola Vaccine Trial; Latest Setback In Efforts To Test Candidates

PBS NewsHour: How close is the Ebola vaccine?
“The quest for an Ebola vaccine has been a journey filled with excruciating delays and mad dashes. The latest outbreak in West Africa caused governments and drug companies to jumpstart research that had languished back when the threat of Ebola wasn’t big enough to sustain a commercial market…” (Hellerman, 6/10).

Reuters: Ghana halts Ebola vaccine trial due to community protests
“Ghana has halted a plan to test two Ebola vaccines in an eastern town after legislators backed local protests against the trials sparked by fears of contamination, officials said on Wednesday…” (Kpodo, 6/10).

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