Sec­ond Ebola vac­cine be­ing tested in Congo

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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.

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