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August kicked off with two FDA approvals—for Merck’s Ebola vaccine in kids and Taiho’s combination therapy for metastatic colorectal cancer—and another rejection for Mesoblast’s aGVHD treatment.

The company is planning to produce and donate investigational Sudan ebolavirus vaccine to a global non-profit organization’s research program in Uganda, which is facing an outbreak of the disease. The virus circulating in Uganda is the Sudan strain of Ebola, for which there is no proven vaccine.

Uganda has reported nine more Ebola cases in the capital Kampala, bringing the total number of known infections to 14 in the last two days, the health minister said on Monday.

World Health Organization head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Wednesday a clinical trial of vaccines that could potentially combat the Sudan strain of Ebola driving an outbreak in Uganda could start within weeks.

An Ebola vaccination campaign will start in the Congolose city of Beni on Thursday after a new case of the virus was confirmed this week, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.