Ebola Vaccine Developed

Last week, a study published in the Lancet demonstrated that a new vaccine against the Ebola virus is incredibly effective (100% in study participants, in fact). Ebola virus, although frequently fatal, caused outbreaks only rarely until 2014, when multiple countries in West Africa experienced an epidemic of the disease, setting off international panic. These recent outbreaks fueled accelerated research to create an effective vaccine, which was tested in Guinea starting in 2015 (with initially promising results). The vaccine, now confirmed to be effective, was developed in Canada and is being fast-tracked to market in the U.S.

Article: Ebola Vaccine Gives 100% Protection, Study Finds