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Four countries in the African region license vaccine for Ebola prevention

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The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Burundi, Ghana and Zambia have licensed an Ebola vaccine, just 90 days following World Health Organization (WHO) prequalification. The vaccine is expected to be registered in additional countries in the coming weeks.

The licensing of the vaccine means that the manufacturer can stockpile and widely distribute the vaccine to African countries at risk of Ebola virus disease outbreaks. Once licensed doses are available, clinical trial or other research protocols won’t be needed for using the vaccine… (WHO, February 14, 2020)

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