Ebola experimental vaccine trial may begin soon in Uganda

A trial of one or possibly two experimental vaccines to protect against the Ebola Sudan virus may begin shortly in Uganda, where there have been at least 36 cases and…

A clinical trial of one or perhaps two experimental vaccines designed to protect against the Ebola Sudan virus could soon begin in Uganda, as long as the country agrees to allow the research to take place, an official of the World Health Organization said Wednesday.

The trial could get underway within a couple of weeks and definitely before the end of October, said Ana Maria Henao-Restrepo, who heads WHO’s R&D Blueprint effort to develop drugs, diagnostics, and vaccines to respond to outbreaks of rare and dangerous pathogens.

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