WHO pledges 11,000 Ebola vaccine doses
The World Health Organization said it will send more than 11,000 Ebola vaccinations to the West African nation of Guinea in the coming days to combat the recent epidemic of deadly hemorrhagic fever that has been declared in the country’s southern N’Zerekore region. Matshidiso Moeti, the WHO’s regional director for Africa, said on Thursday that 11,000 Ebola vaccines are being prepared in Geneva and are expected to arrive in Guinea over the weekend. The vaccination campaign could start as early as Monday. The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday said Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo had reported 12 Ebola virus cases and eight deaths.