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Next Ebola vaccine to be used in DR Congo in Nov

Next Ebola vaccine to be used in DR Congo in Nov
President of the Merieux Foundation Alain Merieux poses for a picture at Lyon Saint-Exupery airport, as mobile laboratories are loaded in a plane bound to Democratic Republic of Congo to help reinforcing Ebola diagnosis recently. AFP photo

Doctors will use a second Ebola vaccine from November in three eastern provinces in the Democratic Republic of Congo to fight the deadly virus, medical officials said yesterday.

“It’s time to use the new Ad26-ZEBOV-GP vaccine, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson’s Belgian subsidiary,” said Dr. Jean-Jacques Muyembe, who leads the national anti-Ebola operation in the DRC.

It will arrive in the eastern city of Goma, in North Kivu province, on October 18 and be used from the beginning of next month, he added.

DRC’s latest Ebola epidemic, which began in August 2018, has killed 2,144 people, making it the second deadliest outbreak of the virus, after the West Africa pandemic of 2014-2016.

 

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