Ebola vaccine trial proves 100% successful in Guinea

A vaccine against Ebola has been shown to be 100% successful in trials conducted during the outbreak in Guinea and is likely to bring the west African epidemic to an end, experts say.ebola-virus-magnified[1]

The results of the trials involving 4,000 people are remarkable because of the unprecedented speed with which the development of the vaccine and the testing were carried out.

Scientists, doctors, donors and drug companies collaborated to race the vaccine through a process that usually takes more than a decade in just 12 months.

“Having seen the devastating effects of Ebola on communities and even whole countries with my own eyes, I am very encouraged by today’s news,” said Børge Brende, the foreign minister of Norway, which helped fund the trial.

“This new vaccine, if the results hold up, may be the silver bullet against Ebola, helping to bring the current outbreak to zero and to control future outbreaks of this kind. I would like to thank all partners who have contributed to achieve this sensational result, due to an extraordinary and rapid collaborative effort,” he said on Friday.

  • luna
  • Drunk_by_Noon

    It will be awesome when Ebola mutates into a resistant and more communicable strain.
    I don’t know what they are going to do about this other than to tell the Africans to stay away from bushmeat, which is a hard sell to starving people.
    Maybe trying to “cure” hunger by feeding them and then watching their population increase ten-fold in the last hundred years was not exactly the hot ticket after all?

    • ntt1

      Do- gooders have destroyed Africa.

  • ntt1

    yeah, ebola was part of the solution to the number one problem in Africa ;over population ,outstripping all available resources, those saved from ebola will now be heading to Calais,

    • tom_billesley

      …. bringing Marburg, Lassa and Crimean-Congo haemorragic fevers.

  • Minicapt

    This is one of the Canadian vaccines.


  • BillyHW

    So white Norwegians care more about black lives than blacks do?