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Spain is testing an Ebola vaccine

A new Ebola vaccine reported by the World Health Organization to be 100% effective, is now about be tested in Spain.

Ebola virus

Ebola virus
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The vaccine has previously been tested on 4,000 people in Guinea and now 50 Spanish health workers will also be testing the vaccine to check whether they develope antibodies against the Ebola virus. The vaccine is being tested simultaneously on health workers in other European countries and the United States. During the test, it is checked how long it takes before the antibodies develop.

The new vaccine is developed by replacing a protein in another virus, the mouth and mouth disease in pigs, with a protein from the Ebola virus. This protein starts development of antibodies in the human body so as to develop immunity against Ebola.