After helplessly watching 11,000 Ebola patients die in 2014, the World Health Organization now introduces a vaccine against the virus. It was developed by the Canadian government and is licensed to Merck.
Health officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are to start a vaccination campaign to contain an Ebola outbreak. The dangerous virus is spreading, with at least 21 people contracting the disease.
At least 19 people have died in connection to the Ebola virus in the western Democratic Republic of Congo. Here is a look at what authorities in the region are doing to address the outbreak.
Health officials have expressed concern about containment as the virus reaches a city of 1 million people. At the same time, WHO began shipping thousands of trial vaccines to Kinshasa.
The number of known Ebola cases has now increased to 17, with the risk of the deadly virus spreading further dubbed "high." The WHO has not yet declared an international health emergency.
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