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First Ebola Vaccine Trial Starts in Mali

First Ebola Vaccine Trial Starts in Mali

Bamako, October 10 (QNA) – Three people in Mali were injected with an experimental Ebola vaccine, the first such trial on African soil, the Health Ministry said Friday.

The volunteers were among 40 Malian health workers who agreed to participate in an international trial of the cAd3-EBO-Z vaccine, which was developed by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in the eastern US state of Maryland.

The trial vaccine was previously tested on chimpanzees and was found to stimulate an immune response in the apes against the Ebola virus, dpa reported.

It is expected to take several months before small amounts of the vaccine will be available, Sow said.(QNA)

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QNA 0926 GMT 2014/10/10

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