Research on Vaccine Against Ebola Virus

by Medindia Content Team on  January 22, 2007 at 11:34 AM Research News   - G J E 4
Research on Vaccine Against Ebola Virus
National Microbiology Laboratory of Canada is involved in developing a vaccine for the Ebola Virus. If this vaccine is developed, it is sure to benefit the community of apes who are in the process of getting wiped out due to this deadly virus.

According to Steven Jones who is leading this research, the Ebola virus could bring more harm to great apes than to human population. This virus is said to be contacted from a specific species of bats by the primate community.

But the challenge lies in the administration of this vaccine to the animals as the animals are averse to needle pokes. Hence an oral administration or a spray appears to be the only solution.

This research has reiterated the necessity to protect the primate population from ebola virus by developing a vaccine. This would lend itself to the benefit of certain human communities who hunt monkeys to consume their flesh.

Source: Medindia

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