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New Ebola vaccine may be up to 100% effective: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed confidence that a prototype vaccine for Ebola called rVSV-ZEBOV may be 100% effective in protecting against the deadly virus. The vaccine was initially developed in Canada by public health authorities before being taken over by pharmaceutical giant Merck. Key Facts Earlier in a major experimental human clinical trial of ..

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World Bank launches Pandemic Emergency Finance Facility

The World Bank has launched Pandemic Emergency Finance Facility (FEP) to help countries and health agencies fight deadly disease outbreaks. FEP is a financing mechanism designed to quickly mobilize funds to tackle global disease outbreaks and create a new insurance market for pandemic risk. It was unveiled at the G-7 Finance Ministers Summit held in ..

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Everything you want to know about Ebola

Ebola Virus Disease or Ebola Haemorrhagic Fever is fast making its presence felt along the length and breadth of African continent as its recorded and verified spread which started from Guinea has engulfed Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. The disease spread is seen in majorly in the remote villages near tropical rainforests. It is the ..

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