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Single dose of Ebola vaccine works rapidly in monkeys

Single dose of Ebola vaccine works rapidly in monkeys

A single dose of an experimental vaccine protects macaques within seven days from infection with the strain of Ebola virus currently sickening people in western Africa, researchers have found, and it begins to confer some protection against the virus within as few as three days. The discovery, reported Thursday in the journal Science, fills gaps in scientists' knowledge about how new vaccines stave off Ebola disease -- and could signal good news for the battle against the infection in West Africa. "I was very, very pleased," said study coauthor Andrea Marzi, a virologist at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in Hamilton, Mont. "I think...

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