There has been a tremendous delay in launching of the much needed Ebola vaccine but it sure is on its way now. A deadly disease, that comes from bats to humans, Ebola can kill nine out of ten people affected by it. Ever since the emergence of the disease, countries in Africa have struggled to content it while other countries have effectively made their people stop visiting the Ebola-affected countries. Now, that can change. Clinical trials of the Ebola vaccine have shown 100% effectiveness in the trials that took place in Guinea over the past few months and the vaccine is a game changer according to the World Health Organization.
The entire credit goes to the Guinea government according to the WHO because they have partnered in the project successfully and it would not have been possible to prevent future Ebola outbreaks without their help. The studies can be enable governments to control outbreaks and protect entire populations.
Clinical Trials Have Been Successful
The trials were initiated on 23rd March 2015 and there have been over 4,000 people who have been in close contact with Ebola patients and 100 Ebola patients were part of the testing program. The ‘ring’ method was used, which is one of the most effective methods to eradicate smallpox. This method vaccinates people who come in close contact with patients along with the patients themselves to create a ‘protective ring’ that stops the virus from spreading further.
Edited By: The Icy Tales Editorial Board