An experimental vaccine

Canada has proposed an experimental vaccine against Ebola virus. The first patients will become the doctors of Liberia.

The world health organization has called an outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa, the threat of international importance. To help an experimental vaccine against the virus will attempt Canada, says the story TSN. Canada offers Africa pilot, tested only on animals, vaccines. The first African patients will be two doctors from Liberia. “Medical staff working on the front lines deserve priority, because they can come back and help patients,” says Professor Glenn Cohen.

An experimental vaccine

During the outbreak of the Ebola virus has killed more than a thousand people, two thousand infected. The most serious situation with the disease in the West African countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. “Because of the modernization of Africa – better roads, better transport infrastructure – this disease is spreading faster than 20 or 30 years ago…,” says Glen Cohen. The disease is transmitted through blood or discharge of the patient or infected by the subjects. Mortality from the virus reaches 60 percent. The Ebola opened 38 years ago, but to develop effective drugs it still failed. Meanwhile, in Taiwan airport learn to recognize patients with Ebola. The airport workers are trained in protective suits to quickly isolate a sick passenger. The Ministry of foreign Affairs urged Ukrainians not to risk and to temporarily refrain from visiting West Africa.


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