First Large Scale Ebola Vaccine Trials To Begin

The potentially preventative medicine was taken under strict security to a secret location in the country.

Scientists aim to immunize 30,000 volunteers, including front-line health workers.

More than 8,500 people have died in the Ebola outbreak.

The vast majority of those who died being from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

The total number of reported cases is more than 21,000.

In Liberia alone, more than 3,600 people have died from the disease.

The trial beginning on Monday will involve injecting a small amount of the Ebola virus into volunteers in order to trick the body into producing an immune response.

it is however not yet clear whether this will really offer protection against the disease.

By Bonareri samaha

Source: BBC News

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