WHO, Uganda plan to test three candidate Ebola vaccines in outbreak

The World Health Organization and the government of Uganda plan to test three candidate Ebola vaccines in a clinical trial during the ongoing outbreak in the East African nation, Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced Wednesday, acting on the advice of experts convened by the global health agency.

The first doses of vaccine should arrive in Uganda next week, Tedros said, though the WHO has not yet indicated a start date for the trial.

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