Home Health Ebola: Gov’t to Start Trials of Three Vaccines

Ebola: Gov’t to Start Trials of Three Vaccines

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Government, through the Ministry of Health is set to start trials of three vaccines developed to combat Ebola Sudan virus which has killed 43 people.

This revelation was made by the State Minister for Health (Primary Health Care), Margaret Muhanga on Wednesday, 03 November 2022. Muhanga was briefing the House chaired by Speaker Anita Among on the outbreak and the containment measures.

“We plan to vaccinate contacts of 150 confirmed cases (3000) initially. The trial preparation has been concluded and we estimate that we may begin the trial in two weeks’ time,” said Muhanga.

The three vaccines; Oxford from the United Kingdom, Sabin and Merck from the USA will be evaluated for their efficacy.

By Wednesday, Ministry of Health figures indicated that 131 people had been confirmed Ebola positive and three new cases of death were recorded, bringing the total number of deaths to 46.

Also, 2,183 contacts of cases were listed for follow-up.

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