Doctors test new vaccines against Ebola

Two Ebola vaccines will be tested in West Africa at the beginning of 2015.

Doctors test new vaccines against Ebola

Several new vaccines for Ebola prevention will be tested within the next few months, reports the World Health Organization (WHO).

The WHO official Marie-Paul Keene said that starting from January two vaccines would be tested in West African countries since they are the most affected by the epidemic. Also, doctors will test three other vaccines outside the outbreak area at the beginning of 2015.

So far, it is unknown whether any of these vaccines will be effective. Even in case of a positive result, new medicine may not be made in time to stop the current epidemic. The current outbreak of Ebola has killed some 4,500 people, mainly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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