.tek: 60 Second Science: Africa: Ebola Vaccine

Ebola Vaccine
A new vaccine to combat has been developed to combat the terrible Ebola virus which kills 90% of the infected.  Existing vaccines are weakened by storage procedures, whereas this new engineered vaccine is much more robust when stored.  The vaccine has so far worked in mice protecting 80% of them infected with ebola.  A scientist involved, Charles Arntzen from Arizona State University said the next step is to try the new vaccine on a strain of Ebola that is closer to the human variant.

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