Fast-tracked ebola vaccine is now being tested in West Africa

In the immediate aftermath of the ebola outbreak in West Africa, several drug companies quickly began work on developing a vaccine for the deadly virus. Now, one of those vaccines is undergoing trials in Mali and, if testing goes as planned, it will be deployed in the hardest-hit West African nations in an effort to protect healthcare workers.

Mali has no known ebola cases, though shares a border with Guinea, the nation in which the outbreak began. According to The Guardian, three healthcare workers there have been given the experimental vaccine to test that it has no adverse effects. It’s reported that 37 more workers will receive the vaccine in the coming weeks before it can be used in ebola-stricken nations. The efficacy of the…

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