New Ebola Vaccine Tested in Democratic Republic of Congo


Joshua Berlinger, CNN:
Morgan Windsor, ABC News:

A vaccination campaign to combat against the spread of the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo will begin on Monday. With now four confirmed case now in Mbandaka, an important urban port city with an estimated 1.2 million residents, health officials hope to curb the spread of the disease using the vaccine. The vaccine was previously tested in Guinea in 2015 but has never been used to regulate the spread of the disease. In addition, the vaccine will be given to individuals that came into contact with infected Ebola patients, in a ring vaccination strategy.

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