Results From Ebola Vaccine Trial Show It Could Be a ‘Game-Changer’

According to interim results from a study published Friday, an experimental vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea exposed to Ebola seems to work and might help shut down the ongoing epidemic in West Africa. There is currently no licensed treatment or vaccine for Ebola, which has so far killed more than 11,000 people in West Africa since the world’s biggest outbreak began in the forest region of Guinea last year. Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization, which sponsored the study, said, “If proven effective, this is going to be a game-changer."