Ebola Vaccine Trial Working

Ebola Vaccine Trial WorkingEbola Vaccine Trial Working

In a positive development, doctors announced that the Ebola virus vaccine trial shows hope for people of West Africa - worst affected by the latest outbreak of the deadly viral disease.

The doctors claim that the vaccine is safe and is capable of curing Ebola. For the trial, the doctors injected 20 people with the vaccine and found that none of them showed any dangerous effects. The vaccine helped protect monkeys from Ebola.

The vaccine works by producing an increased immune response which in turn helps prevent the proliferation of the virus within the body. It also protects the body from getting infected with Ebola.Dr. Tony Fauci, Head of the US National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and one of those who was involved in the development of the vaccine said, “This response is very comparable to the level of the response that actually protected the animals.”

According to WHO, over 5,000 people have died in West Africa due to Ebola in just eight months. It has infected 15,300 people in West Africa and other countries like the United States, Italy and Spain.