First Ebola Vaccine Test Starts in Guinea

Here's hoping that these tests go well - Africa (and the world) needs an effective vaccine.

The proposal to conduct ring vaccination tests of VSV-EBOV, an Ebola vaccine developed by the Public Health Agency of Canada, received an excellent response from the community in a small village in the Coyah prefecture, where the trial team arrived on Monday.

The ring vaccination strategy consists in identifying recently infected patients and vaccinating all their contacts, thereby creating a ‘ring of immunity’ around them to stop the virus from spreading.