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WHO concludes meeting with researchers on Ebola vaccines

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World Health Organisation (WHO) has concluded a meeting with researchers, regulators, vaccine developers and policy makers on two Ebola vaccines, Dr Marie-Paule Kieny, the Assistant Director-General of Health Systems and Innovation, said.

Kieny made the disclosure at a news conference with UN correspondents on Friday in New York.

She said “so far, the two Ebola vaccines that have already undergone the first phase of testing have an acceptable safety profile.

“The third phase of testing, which consists of giving the vaccine to healthy volunteers in affected areas, is about to begin.’’

She added that research teams have been set up and preparations have been put in place, including special refrigerators for the vaccine tests in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. (NAN)

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