Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Ebola vaccine used in the Congo (Democratic Republic)



Julia Belluz of Vox explains how the new Ebola vaccine is being used now in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, link here.
  
One wonders, with a vaccine in development and on shelf so long, why it wasn’t usable in 2014.

  
Jack Andraka reported that he’ll go to west Africa for a research project this summer (from Stanford).  It would sound like this vaccine should be mandatory.  While we’re at it, remember that college campuses should insist on both meningitis vaccines (A and B). 

I’m a big believer in prevention.
  
Wikipedia attribution link, photo of quarantine card by Julia Broska, CCSA 4.0.

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