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Current Event January 17, 2017

A Breakthrough Vaccine for Ebola Virus


The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is under control now, according the the World Health Organization. During the outbreak in 2014, 11,000 people in Africa died of Ebola. Now scientists have discovered a vaccine against Ebola. The vaccination is different from other vaccines, which are typically given to healthy people before they are exposed to a virus. This new vaccine is given to someone after they are exposed to Ebola and can protect them. Listen to this story to learn more about this important discovery.

Life Science Biotechnology

Story Length: 3:07

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National Public Radio © 2016 National Public Radio, Inc. Used with the permission of NPR. All rights reserved.

AIR DATE: 12/23/2016


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