Uganda will receive three candidates for the Ebola vaccine

Uganda will receive three candidates for the Ebola vaccine

three candidate vaccines against him Ebola will be sent to Uganda Next week for a planned clinical trial to confirm its safety and efficacy, he announced this Wednesday Tedros Adhanom GhebreyesusChief Executive Officer World Health Organization (WHO)at a press conference.

Tedros said the three vaccines had been evaluated by a panel of experts outside the World Health Organization and approved their use in trials. The test method consists of: “ring & rdquor;a strategy that involves vaccinating people at risk and those considered at risk, specifically people who live with a sick person and those who have had some kind of contact with them.

The number of loops that will be formed to test it is not known. However, the idea is not to apply “ring” to a single geographic area and that the trials are random enough to generate strong scientific evidence.

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Likewise, the World Health Organization has not specified how many vaccines of each type will be sent. We have received confirmation from the developers that there will be Enough amount Vaccine doses available for trial and more, if necessary, ”explained Ana Maria Henao Restrepo, medical member of the World Health Organization.

The virus circulating in Uganda is the Sudanese strain of Ebola that actually caused it 141 messes and 55 deathsHe doesn’t have one proven vaccineunlike the Zaire strain that spread to many West African countries between 2013 and 2016, and the disease has recently spread in Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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