Russia to launch tests of Ebola vaccines in Guinea fall 2016

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Tests of the Russian vaccines against Ebola will be conducted in Guinea in late fall 2016, Russian Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova said recently.
In January, Skvortsova said that two anti-Ebola vaccines had been developed in Russia and tested by specialists from both Russia’s Health and Defense Ministry, adding that their efficiency exceeded foreign analogues.
She told reporters that the vaccines are registered, and in late fall they will be utilized the in Guinea.
The most recent Ebola outbreak began in December 2013, spreading across Western Africa from Guinea to Liberia and Sierra Leone, killing over 11,000 people in these three countries.


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