Ebola whole virus vaccine shown effective, safe in primates

Posted: 26 Mar 2015 12:14 PM PDT

An Ebola whole virus vaccine, constructed using a novel experimental platform, has been shown to effectively protect monkeys exposed to the often fatal virus. It differs from other Ebola vaccines because as an inactivated whole virus vaccine, it primes the host immune system with the full complement of Ebola viral proteins and genes, potentially conferring greater protection.

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ScienceDaily hates me as usual, so I had to find the story elsewhere. 

Good news.  I hope human trials begin quickly.  They always seem to take way too long to start human trials.

One thing in the article that I noticed is that they deactivated the ebola virus with Hydrogen Peroxide.  I use it to disinfect many things, and am always glad to see what it can kill.

I'm very glad there's hope!

I hope nobody tells Jenny McCathy or Alex Jones.




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