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48 MINS AGO - Yahoo! News

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WHO expects around 200,000 Ebola vaccine doses by mid: 2015

GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) set out plans on Friday for speeding up development and deployment of experimental Ebola vaccines, saying hundreds of thousands of doses should be ready for use in West Africa by the middle of 2015. The Geneva-based United Nations health agency confirmed that two leading vaccine candidates are already in human clinical trials, ...

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16 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Everything You Need To Know About Ebola

In March, the World Health Organization reported 60 deaths in Guinea from the first Ebola outbreak in West Africa. In the intervening months, those initial infections grew into the worst Ebola epidemic in history: As of Oct. 23, there have been nearly 10,000 Ebola infections. The fatality rate for the disease is about 50 percent, according to the World Health ...

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19 HOURS AGO - New York Daily News

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Drugmakers may need indemnity for fast-tracked Ebola vaccines

Drugmakers are looking for some kind of indemnity from governments or multilateral agencies against possible losses or claims arising from the widespread emergency use of new Ebola vaccines in Africa.

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21 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Fixing 'Ebolanomics' in pursuit of vaccines and drugs

By Kate Kelland and Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - As researchers from Africa to China to America race to develop vaccines and treatments to fight Ebola, health experts are grappling with the economics of a disease that until this year had been off the drug industry's radar. Whether or not effective drugs come in time to turn around the world's ...

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21 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Many Doubt Hospitals Can Handle Ebola, Poll Shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans have some confidence that the U.S. health care system will prevent Ebola from spreading in this country, but they're not so sure their local hospital can safely handle a patient, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. Amid worry here, most Americans say the U.S. also should be doing more to stop Ebola in West Africa. ...

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