Russia ready to supply Ebola vaccine to Africa

Russia ready to supply Ebola vaccine to Africa
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  • calendar-gray 23 October 2019

Russia has developed a new vaccine against the Ebola virus and is ready to supply it to Africa after the vaccine is registered, Russian Healthcare Minister Veronika Skvortsova said on Wednesday during a session of the Russia-Africa Economic Forum, APA reports citing TASS.

"Besides prevention methods, Russia has developed a unique vaccine to cure the Ebola fever, which has demonstrated 100% effectiveness during tests on primates. Its clinical research is currently being finalized. After this vaccine is registered, Russia will be ready to supply it to African countries," Skvortsova stated.

The minister added that Russia had developed a "dry" form of the vaccine against Ebola, which can be stored in "a regular domestic fridge," taking into account the climate conditions of African states.

The first case of Ebola was registered in 1976 in Zaire, (currently the Democratic Republic of the Congo), in a settlement on the bank of the Ebola River, which gave the disease its name. The viral disease caused by the Ebola virus has a very high death rate. The Ebola epidemic has killed thousands of African residents in the past several years.

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