12 Things You Need to Know About Ebola Vaccine Clinical Trials

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Written by Keren Mikva

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa claimed more than 10,000 lives, and researchers around the world are scrambling to be the first to come up with a lifesaving vaccine — or at least give hope.

While the outbreak has slowed significantly and the worst-affected countries have resumed regular flight schedules, it is by no means over.

Health officials continue to look for answers on how to prevent another outbreak. Clinical trials of the Ebola vaccine are underway, but there are obstacles. Here are 12 things you need to know about Ebola vaccine clinical trials in West Africa.

Sources: NYTimes.com, Cidrap.UMN.edu, BBC.com, ScienceDaily.com, FierceVaccines.com