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Fast-Acting Ebola Vaccine Protects Monkeys

 
  August, 11 2003 2:20
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A single shot of a fast-acting, experimental Ebola vaccine successfully protects monkeys from the deadly virus after only one month. If this vaccine proves similarly effective in humans, it may one day allow scientists to quickly contain Ebola outbreaks with ring vaccination — the same strategy successfully used in the past against smallpox, according to a study published in this week's issue of Nature.

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