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Wed Sep 24, 2014, 11:59 AM

Ebola Vaccine Could be Ready by End of Year

http://www.wkrg.com/story/26615740/ebola-vaccine-could-be-ready-by-end-of-year

"The World Health Organization said today that by the end of the year, a vaccine might be available in large enough quantities to help control West Africa's Ebola outbreak.

Previously experts had said a drug or vaccine was unlikely to be ready in time to help in this outbreak. There is currently no licensed treatment or vaccine for Ebola, although scientists are testing two vaccines.

WHO said Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic has already killed more people than all previous outbreaks combined, and a new analysis suggests it already may be too late to prevent the virus from taking up permanent residence among humans in West Africa.

Ebola is believed to have sickened more than 5,800 people in five West African countries and killed more than 2,800. This outbreak is the first to hit urban areas and it has been difficult to control by the traditional methods of isolating sick people and monitoring everyone they came in contact with.

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I'm hoping...

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HuckleB Sep 2014 OP
dipsydoodle Sep 2014 #1
HuckleB Sep 2014 #2
The Traveler Sep 2014 #3
HuckleB Sep 2014 #4
The Traveler Sep 2014 #5
HuckleB Sep 2014 #6

Response to HuckleB (Original post)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 12:00 PM

1. Good

Just good.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 12:07 PM

2. +1

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Response to HuckleB (Original post)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 12:08 PM

3. No basis for this optimistic statement was given in the article

 

I hope they're right, but remain skeptical.

Trav

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Response to The Traveler (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 12:27 PM

4. It's an announcement from the WHO.

Details don't appear to have been provided, however. So, yeah, we have to hope it's correct.

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Response to HuckleB (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 12:54 PM

5. An effective vaccine would be a godsend ...

 

I'm not particularly a person of faith but if that happens I will definitely feel enormous gratitude to the people who developed it and the Universe in general. There's more than enough suffering in this world, and definitely in that region, without this crap running loose.

Trav

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Response to The Traveler (Reply #5)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 12:05 PM

6. Absolutely!!!

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