Inhaled Ebola Vaccine Protects Monkeys

The quest for an effective vaccine against Ebola has moved a step closer to reality, with a new study finding an inhaled version worked well in monkeys.

Researchers say the experimental vaccine provided long-term protection.

"There is a desperate need for a vaccine that not only prevents the continued transmission from person to person, but also aids in controlling future incidences," study co-author Kristina Jonsson-Schmunk, a graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin's College of Pharmacy, said in a university news release.

"The main advantage of our vaccine platform over the others in clinical testing is the long- lasting protection after a single inhaled dose," study co-author Maria Croyle, a professor in the College of Pharmacy, added in the news release.


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