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Thousands to receive experimental Ebola vaccines in West Africa
Thousands to receive experimental Ebola vaccines in West Africa

Thousands of people are to be injected with two experimental Ebola vaccines in trials in West Africa within a couple of weeks, and a Baltimore biotechnology company is launching a human trial of its own candidate in June, as scientists and public health officials work to end the deadly epidemic. The United States is working with Liberia on a study expected to include 27,000 people in that country who are at risk of contracting Ebola. The subjects would receive one of two leading vaccine candidates or a placebo to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the inoculations. A smaller trial is set for Sierra Leone. The trials could lead to a faster FDA approval of a vaccine, National Institute...

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