Ebola: A New Vaccine Brings Hope

MSF in Agok, South Sudan. South Sudan faces many challenges, including ongoing conflict, displacement, food shortages/malnutrition, lack of social services including health care, and insecurity. MSF hospitals have been under attack from different armed groups, putting the medical staff and patients at risk.
SOUTH SUDAN © Valérie Batselaere/MSF
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In late July 2015, a study published in the medical journal "The Lancet" showed the positive results of a vaccine against Ebola, rVSV-EBOV. In Conakry, Guinea, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is taking part in the clinical trial, and has already vaccinated 1,200 people working on the frontline to fight the disease.