Second Ebola vaccine being tested in Congo
Health authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday began using a second vaccine to fight the deadly Ebola virus in the east of the country, the Medecins Sans Frontieres charity said. It said about 50,000 people would be vaccinated over four months. More than 250,000 people in the region received doses of another anti-Ebola vaccine since August 2018. The news comes after the World Health Organisation this week approved an Ebola vaccine for the first time. “With a pre-qualified vaccine and experimental therapeutics, Ebola is now preventable and treatable,” said WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.