Daily Management Review

100% success for Ebola Vaccine Trial in Guinea


100% success for Ebola Vaccine Trial in Guinea

In what can be termed as one of the biggest successes of medical science in the recent few years, researchers have been able to successfully test a vaccine for Ebola virus, reported The Guardian Newspaper on Friday.

The tests for the vaccine were carried out in Guinea and were found to be 100% successful in trials. The vaccine was were tried out during the outbreak in Guinea and it is experts hope that this would bring the west African epidemic to an end.

The unprecedented speed with which the development of the vaccine and the testing were carried out made the vaccine development remarkable. The vaccine was tested on 4,000 people.

The vaccine took just 12 months to be successfully developed by a group of scientists, doctors, donors and drug companies who collaborated to race the vaccine through the multiple development and testing process. Usually vaccine development testing and commissioning takes more than a decade. This makes the development of the vaccine more remarkable.

“Having seen the devastating effects of Ebola on communities and even whole countries with my own eyes, I am very encouraged by today’s news,” said Børge Brende, the foreign minister of Norway, which helped fund the trial.