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Single dose of Profectus' Ebola vaccine works in monkeys

This article was originally published in Scrip

Executive Summary

A single dose of Profectus BioSciences' experimental Ebola vaccine, which uses the firm's VesiculoVax vector platform, provided rapid and complete protection from sickness and death in macaques when challenged with a lethal dose of the Makona form of the Zaire virus – the strain responsible for the ongoing epidemic in West Africa, which has infected more than 25,500 people, killing over 10,500.


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