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HHS Announces Contract To Develop Faster Ebola Test; Testing Experimental Vaccines Presents Challenges

The Hill: Obama administration pushes for faster Ebola test
“The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Friday announced a contract to develop a faster test for Ebola, as well as grants for nine regional treatment centers…” (Sullivan, 6/12).

PBS NewsHour: Why testing an Ebola vaccine isn’t so easy
“In Sierra Leone and Liberia, where the Ebola epidemic has been a nightmare, the promise of a vaccine offers hope. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports on the challenges of conducting experimental drug trials there and the desperate need to find a fix…” (6/12).

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