Scientific American Examines Response To DRC Ebola Outbreak, Use Of Experimental Vaccines
Scientific American: How Ebola Vaccines Have Helped to Usher In a New Era in the Outbreak Response
“…At home in Guinea, [physician Alhassane Touré] had headed up a very successful Ebola vaccine effort three years earlier, helping to deploy an experimental shot after the West African crisis had already gripped the region. But this time around [in the Democratic Republic of Congo], his team had access not just to the experimental vaccine, but also to financial support that would allow them to offer the inoculation near the start of an Ebola outbreak — and try to contain it relatively early…” (Maron, 6/23).
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