Volunteers Vaccinated in Halifax Ebola Experiment

The small clinical trial is meant to find out whether the vaccine is safe in humans and whether it creates an effective infection-fighting response, according to the Canadian Centre for Vaccinology, where the study is based.

The vaccine is made up of a virus usually found in animals such as cattle, horses and pigs. The virus has been changed so that one of its genes has been removed and replaced with an virus gene.

The vaccine does not contain the live Ebola virus. Researchers hope the specific Ebola virus protein will trigger our bodies to make antibodies to fight off Ebola virus infection.

 

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