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Scientists grapple with ethics in rush to release Ebola vaccines

Kate Kelland reported to Reuters Health informations a very interisting article about the ethical view of using a new vaccine to control ebola which is in its early human trials even it proves its effect on animals, as normally years of follow up is needed to prove a new vaccine is both safe and effective before it can be used. But with hundreds of people dying a day in the worst ever outbreak of Ebola, there is no time to wait.Scientists grapple with ethics in rush to release Ebola vaccines

Scientists grapple with ethics in rush to release Ebola vaccines

Scientists grapple with ethics in rush to release Ebola vaccines

“Nobody knows yet how we will do it. There are lots of tough real-world deployment issues and nobody has the full answers yet,” said Adrian Hill, who is conducting safety trials on healthy volunteers of an experimental Ebola shot developed byGlaxoSmithKline.

Hill, a professor and director at the Jenner Institute at Britain’s University of Oxford, says that if his results show no adverse side-effects, GSK’s new shot could used in people in West Africa by the end of this year. Read more…

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