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Ebola Vaccine Has Not Been MadeBy healththinks – Posted on November 10, 2014Posted in: Health
Prior to the outbreak, since the virus was first discovered in 1976 there were only 2000 cases. But when the disease is endemic, existing since the beginning of the year 1,323 people in third countries who are infected and 729 of them died.
Ebola infection is actually a rare disease. According Dr.Willian Schaffner of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, USA, as it includes rare, scientists are also difficult to study in this field. “Unlike the smallpox virus because it can find people who are exposed to this disease anywhere,” he said. Although Ebola virus has been found since 40 years ago, until now there is no vaccine to protect humans from this malignant disease. Moreover, the infection is circulating in Africa today has killed more than 1000 people. WHO noted, this is the biggest in the history of Ebola infection.
When it turns out the government of Liberia has declared emergency conditions on the Ebola virus disease that is very dangerous. Criteria dangerous here because it can be transmitted from one person to another and a higher mortality rate. The official website of the WHO declared the disease mortality rate can reach 90%. Seeing bleeding symptoms that arise infection is also known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever (Ebola Haemorrhagic Fever). Emergency situation that is now happening in Africa has prompted more than 4,500 people signed a petition on Change.org in order to institute the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) more quickly create ebola vaccine and cure.
Patients infected with the Ebola virus will experience gastrointestinal disturbances such as vomiting, diarrhea, redness and bleeding in the organs and extensive bleeding out like vomit black blood and bowel. The incubation period lasts from 2-21 days. According Dr.Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, actually since last March has done research for the Ebola vaccine development.
Fauci explained, in the clinical studies of the respondents will not be given exposure to the Ebola virus, but they will be given a dose of the vaccine to see whether the antibody levels in accordance with the level of research monkeys. Scientists will also be able to determine the safety of this vaccine. “The vaccine has been tested in monkeys and in September will be entered in a phase 1 clinical trials in humans. It is estimated that by the middle of 2015, although the vaccine has been available in limited quantities, for health personnel,” he said.
According to Professor of Viral and Molecular Biology University of Udayana, Bali, Gusti Ngurah Mahardika, ebola is not only ignored the scientists, but also bird flu, rabies, and HIV / AIDS.
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