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Three candidate Ebola vaccines set for trials next week

Bethel | 95timefm


The Sudan strain of the ebola outbreak in Uganda has left over 55 people dead.

Three candidate vaccines against the strain of Ebola wreaking havoc in Uganda will be shipped to the country next week for trials, the World Health Organization said yesterday.

Uganda has been struggling to rein in the outbreak caused by the Sudan strain of the virus, for which there is currently no vaccine.

But UN health agency chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters that vaccine trials would soon begin.

Speaking from the G20 summit in Indonesia, he said a WHO committee of external experts had evaluated candidate vaccines and determined “all three should be included in the planned trial in Uganda”.