Two Experimental Ebola Vaccines Move Into Clinical Trials
News outlets report on recent moves to test two different experimental Ebola vaccines.
Associated Press: Swiss agency approves trial for Ebola vaccine
“…Swissmedic said the trial will be conducted among 120 volunteer participants with support from the U.N. World Health Organization. The experimental vaccine is to be initially administered on healthy volunteers who will be sent as medical staff to fight the Ebola epidemic in West Africa…” (10/28).
Reuters: Canadian Ebola vaccine to be tested in Europe, Gabon, Kenya
“Trials of an experimental vaccine developed by the Canadian government and licensed to NewLink Genetics will begin swiftly in healthy volunteers in Europe, Gabon and Kenya, under a program with funding from the Wellcome Trust…” (Hirschler, 10/29).