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by Bjinse on Tue Jul 30th, 2019 at 08:08:34 PM EST
Uganda begins largest trial of experimental Ebola vaccine
The trial of the Janssen Pharmaceuticals vaccine involves up to 800 people in the western district of Mbarara and is supported by Doctors without Borders and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Pontiano Kaleebu, a Ugandan researcher who leads the trial, said Friday that he regrets that the Janssen vaccine has not yet been deployed in Congo. Congo's Health Minister Oly Ilunga had resigned 22 July, saying a second vaccine could create confusion on the ground.
Already more than 180,000 people in Congo's yearlong outbreak have received an experimental but effective Merck vaccine, but health experts worry about the availability of doses as the virus now spreads in a major city, Goma, along the Rwanda border.
The Janssen vaccine has already been tested in about 6,000 people, most of them [?!] Africans, Kaleebu said. "We are excited about this (trial) ... because this is one of the promising vaccines," he said. "It's one of those vaccines that have shown a lot of promise in animal studies[?!] but also in other trials that have been conducted."
Ugandan researchers said the new trial is expected to last two years [!] and will test how long any protection from Ebola would last.

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