U.S. government seeking to test Ebola vaccine on humans: reports

LOS ANGELES Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:41pm EDT

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The U.S. government will begin testing on people an experimental Ebola vaccine as early as September, after seeing positive results from tests on primates, according to media reports on Thursday.

The National Institutes of Health's infectious disease unit is working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to put the vaccine into trial as quickly as possible, according to CNN and USA Today. The director of that unit could not be reached for comment.

(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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bo_bo wrote:
I strongly suggest you start testing IN AFRICA!

Aug 01, 2014 1:51pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
johnthekiwi wrote:
Vaccines or therapies? There are no worthy pre-clinical filo vaccines out there yet. The Tekmira siRNA therapy looks like it could have a now or never opportunity to blow straight by the stupid regs for this and other indications and get into humans in the only meaningful way.

Aug 01, 2014 2:27pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Watching wrote:
I’m thinking D.C. since we want to protect our fearless leaders.

Aug 01, 2014 2:33pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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