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Ebola Vaccine Proves 100% Effective in Guinea Trial

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A medical trial led by the World Health Organization (WHO) has resulted in an effective Ebola vaccine. In the trial the rVSV-ZEBOV vaccine protected all 5,837 recipients in Guinea who received it; whereas 23 people who did not take the vaccine contracted Ebola. The vaccine is now awaiting approval for wider use.