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Switzerland: Experimental Ebola vaccine arrives in Geneva

The World Health Organisation (WHO) received a donation by the government of Canada of 800 vials of an experimental candidate vaccine against Ebola, rVSV-ZEBOV, in Geneva Wednesday. The first shipment of 250 vaccines arrived Tuesday night in Switzerland and were stored at the Geneva University hospital Wednesday.

There are currently two experimental Ebola vaccines that WHO considers the "front runners" in the race to stop the transmission of the virus. The first vaccine was developed by British company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and the other by the government of Canada. WHO clinical trials involve 250 volunteers, half of whom will be tested in November in Lausanne. Meanwhile, trials are underway in the US, Oxford and Mali. The vaccines are expected to be used in West Africa in early January.

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World Health Organization (WHO)
Two lead candidate #Ebola vaccines will have to go through clinical trials for safety and to find the right dose – as they have never been tried in humans before.
The trials will involve about 250 volunteers, of which half will come from Geneva and Lausanne, Switzerland.
People cannot get Ebola by taking the candidate vaccines. Dr Marie-Paule Kieny, WHO Assistant Director-General for Health Systems and Innovation will be one of the volunteers http://goo.gl/je2m0n

Photo: WHO/M. Missioneiro — στην τοποθεσία Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève.
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Syed Rajin Good luck
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Smriti Bhatnagar Like how will u test? U'll give the vaccine first then expose the person to Ebola virus to see if he/she Catches.right?
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Vivek Bhushan Bajpai शुभ दीपावली
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OPALS Great work! Hopefully we'll see something like this coming down the pipeline soon to reach our and many others' teams on the ground.

https://www.facebook.com/WHO/photos/a.831262320252486.1073741922.154163327962392/831262543585797/

P.S. Good thing I'm not looking for a job.  :-[
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