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‘Ebola Could Have Wiped Us All’: Slow Lockdown Haunts Uganda

‘Ebola Could Have Wiped Us All’_ Slow Lockdown Haunts Uganda


Vaccines exist to prevent Ebola, but there is no approved vaccine or drug treatment for the Sudan strain of the virus, which caused the recent outbreak in Uganda. A clinical trial of three vaccines — made by the Washington-based Sabin Vaccine Institute, the University of Oxford and the American pharmaceutical company Merck — is being prepared. Researchers have also begun a clinical trial of two monoclonal antibodies donated by the United States that can help boost patients’ chances of survival.

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