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The Scientist - Human Ebola vaccine trial begins

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  1. Nov 24, 2003 #1

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    http://www.biomedcentral.com/news/20031124/06
     
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  3. Nov 27, 2003 #2
    Is Ebola really that much of a killer to warrant a vaccine? Or is it just the fact that it is seen as THE killer virus from the movies which liquifies your organs, rather than something as boring as HIV..
     
  4. Nov 27, 2003 #3

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    Yes, Ebola is an hemorrhagic fever but liquification of the organs is rarely seems. Some strains of the virus have an 90% killing rate whereas some other strain have a less than 10% killing rate. Central african countries have sporadic outbreaks killing couple of people.
     
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