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Ebola vaccine may be 'up to 100% effective': WHO

Dec 23. 2016
(FILES) This file photo taken on March 10, 2015 shows a woman getting vaccinated at a health center in Conakry during the first clinical trials of the VSV-EBOV vaccine against the Ebola virus./ AFP PHOTO
(FILES) This file photo taken on March 10, 2015 shows a woman getting vaccinated at a health center in Conakry during the first clinical trials of the VSV-EBOV vaccine against the Ebola virus./ AFP PHOTO
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PARIS - A prototype vaccine for Ebola may be "up to 100 percent effective" in protecting against the deadly virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday.

In a major clinical trial, nearly 6,000 people in Guinea were given the test vaccine last year, at the tail end of a lethal epidemic of Ebola. Not one of the 6,000 contracted the disease, researchers reported in The Lancet medical journal.

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