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Ebola vaccine trials to begin in Baltimore next month
Ebola vaccine trials to begin in Baltimore next month

An unusual request recently appeared in classifieds and on campus bulletin boards — Wanted: Baltimore-area volunteers to test a vaccine for the Ebola virus. The response was overwhelming, said Kirsten Lyke, an associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine who is working on the study. The slots for the study were filled within days by people eager to help stop an epidemic that is paralyzing western Africa and panicking Americans. By this time next month, researchers expect that nearly two dozen Baltimoreans will be building immunity to Ebola, to help prove a vaccine could safely and effectively stem the virus' unabated spread in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra...

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