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Researchers Develop Needle-Free Ebola Vaccine

11/14/2014

Voice of America

Researchers have developed a single-dose, needle-free Ebola vaccine that protects monkeys against infection for more than four months. The vaccine is administered through the nose, protecting the primates via the respiratory tract.

One key advantage, according to researcher Maria Croyle of the University of Texas at Austin, is that the vaccine could potentially prevent transmission of the virus from unintentional needle sticks through the unsafe handling of medical waste.

News of the vaccine is reported in Molecular Pharmaceuticals, a journal of the American Chemical Society

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