sexta-feira, 12 de dezembro de 2014

Ebola vaccine tests suspended until January

The Ebola vaccine tests were temporarily suspended in Switzerland due to side effects.

The Director General of the World Health Organization (who) announced the end of clinical trials due to inflammation in the joints level volunteers. As a precaution the doctors preferred to suspend the study for a few weeks. On the other hand, this pause will allow to understand the reason of pains and observe their frequency.

Prof. Laurent Kaiser, Director of vaccine research at the University of Geneva hospitals explains: "so far, these side effects were detected only in Geneva. It could be because the volunteers here are monitored. The symptoms are detected quickly and with more precision. "

The researchers recorded four cases of slight pains in the joints of the hands and feet in people who were submitted to the vaccine over a period between 10 to 15 days earlier.

The experimental vaccine against the Ebola virus was developed by the Canadian Government and received the approval of two u.s. laboratories, the NewLink and Merck.

It is expected that the tests are resumed in January, in the city of Geneva Switzerland.

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