At the end of last month, the World Health Organization stated that an effective Ebola vaccine may be around the corner, citing an interim analysis of phase 3 trial results of Vesicular Stomatitis Virus-Ebola Virus Vaccine (also called VSV-EBOV) that is licensed to Merck now. Merck purchased commercial rights for the vaccine from NewLink Genetics […]

Thousands of West Africans who were infected with the Ebola virus but survived it are suffering chronic conditions such as serious joint pain and eye inflammation that can lead to blindness, global health experts said on Friday. Ebola survivors who fought off the most severe bouts of infection are the most likely to suffer ongoing […]

Thousands of West Africans who were infected with the Ebola virus but survived it are suffering chronic conditions such as serious joint pain and eye inflammation that can lead to blindness, global health experts said on Friday. Ebola survivors who fought off the most severe bouts of infection are the most likely to suffer ongoing […]

An experimental vaccine offers total protection against Ebola, according to preliminary results from a large clinical trial. Among 4,000 vaccinated people, there were no cases of infection. The study concluded that the vaccine – known as ‘rVSV-ZEBOV’ – is “highly efficacious and safe in preventing Ebola virus disease”. Here’s all you need to know about […]

The world is on the verge of being able to protect humans against Ebola, the World Health Organization said on Friday, as a trial in Guinea found a vaccine to have been 100 percent effective. Initial results from the trial, which tested Merck (MRK.N) and NewLink Genetics’ (NLNK.O) VSV-ZEBOV vaccine on some 4,000 people who […]

Initial results from an Ebola vaccine trial in Guinea are “exciting” and “promising” and suggest the shot could help bring an end to West Africa’s epidemic, World Health Organization director general Margaret Chan said on Friday. “If proven effective, this is going to be a game changer, and it will change the management of the […]

ATLANTA, July 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Research presented at the 2015 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo will expand on the studies that led to a fingerprick Ebola test becoming the first and only rapid diagnostic for this disease to receive approval from the World Health Organization (WHO). This test could prove vital to […]

Global health experts called on Wednesday for the creation of a $2 billion vaccine development fund to feed a pipeline of potential new shots against priority killer diseases like Ebola, MERS and the West Nile virus. The fund would help bridge the gap between early stage drug discovery work carried out at universities and small […]

Novavax Inc said its experimental Ebola vaccine induced a substantial immune response to the deadly infection in an early-stage trial involving 230 healthy adults. The Ebola GP Vaccine was well tolerated and elicited very high Ebola antibody responses at all dose levels, the company said. Novavax has the means to make millions of doses per […]

Africa’s Ebola epidemic has not run its course and around 30 people are still getting infected each week, the United Nations’ special envoy for the disease said on Monday. The worst recorded outbreak of the virus has killed more than 11,000 people across West Africa since late 2013, but had abated in recent months. A […]