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Final trial results confirm Ebola vaccine provides 'high protection' – UN health agency

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has said that an experimental Ebola vaccine has been found to be highly protective against the deadly virus in a major trial in Guinea.

Hundreds vaccinated amid Ebola flare-up in Guinea, Liberia

More than 800 people have been vaccinated in Guinea using an experimental Ebola jab to deal with the first flare-up of the deadly disease there since the original outbreak was declared over in December last year.

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Ebola: UN health agency reports new case in Liberia, as experimental vaccine used in Guinea

Lab results confirmed a new case of the Ebola virus in Liberia, the United Nations health agency today announced, while an experimental vaccine against the virus is being used in parts of Guinea to contain the latest flare-up of the virus in that country.

Ebola: UN health agency sends specialists to help contain flare-up in Guinea

The United Nations health agency has dispatched a team of specialists to Guinea after 2 new cases of Ebola were confirmed yesterday, the first re-emergence of the deadly virus in the Western African country since its original outbreak was declared over on 29 December 2015.

UN confirms Sierra Leone’s Ebola flare-up is over, but cautions more are possible

The latest flare-up of Ebola in Sierra Leone is over, the United Nations health agency today reported, but cautioned that the West African region remains at risk and should remain on alert.

Sierra Leone reports new Ebola case; UN health agency stresses risk of more flare-ups

A new case of Ebola has been confirmed in Sierra Leone, reflecting the ongoing risk of new flare-ups of the virus in affected countries, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) announced today, just hours after declaring that all known chains of transmission had been stopped in West Africa.

End of “devastating” outbreak of Ebola disease

The deadly Ebola epidemic is over in Liberia, bringing an end to what’s been described as a “devastating and difficult” outbreak.

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West Africa declared free of Ebola transmission, but UN health agency warns new flare-ups possible

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today declared the end of the most recent outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Liberia, announcing that all known chains of transmission have been stopped in West Africa, but the job is not yet over.

With West Africa set to be declared free of Ebola virus transmission, UN chief calls for vigilance

On the eve of West Africa being declared free of Ebola virus transmission, top United Nations officials today highlighted the “extraordinary” global cooperation mustered to tackle an epidemic that killed over 11,300 people, at the same time calling for vigilance against future flare-ups.