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Ebola vaccine tests on monkeys show promise
Ebola vaccine tests on monkeys show promise

Tests of an experimental Ebola vaccine have shown positive results, protecting healthy monkeys from contracting the virus, the National Institutes of Health announced Sunday, as West Africa grapples with the epidemic that has killed around 2,000. Five weeks after giving them a shot of the experimental vaccine, called ChAd3, researchers exposed four macaque monkeys to high levels of the Ebola virus, and all the monkeys were protected, the NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said. The protection decreased over time, it said: Ten months after receiving a shot of the vaccine, two of four monkeys were protected. Researchers also tried giving monkeys the experimental...

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