Scientists from the UK and the USA have reported on the successful trial of a vaccine against Ebola in monkeys. Data published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The first information about the Ebola virus appeared in 1070. Ebola is one of the most dreaded diseases of our time. Mortality during infection reaches large numbers, and the vaccine against the pathogen until the last moment was not. The disease is rare, therefore, large pharmaceutical companies do not invest a lot of money in the development of vaccines. However, the Ebola virus kills thousands of people a year, which confirms the danger of the disease.
American scientists together with colleagues from the UK, have tested a vaccine against Ebola virus in chimpanzees. The vaccine has formed a stable and secure immunity in animals. It is assumed that the vaccine can be used for a person.
The latest Ebola outbreak in Guinea claimed 83 lives, the number of victims is still growing. The cases marked in Liberia, Mali and Sierra Leone. Ebola is particularly dangerous infections and often ends with the death of a sick person.