Ebola Vaccine Trials Prove Successful

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A woman takes part in an Ebola virus vaccine trial in Monrovia, Liberia. (Photo credit: Abbas Dulleh/AP Images)

Last summer, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was all over the news. At the outbreak’s height, many health officials feared the disease would spread across the globe, and indeed individuals in the United States and Europe were diagnosed with the disease. However, cases outside of West Africa were kept isolated and a global outbreak of the disease was prevented.

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West Africa Ebola Outbreak Surpasses 3700 Infected

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More than 3700 people have been infected with the Ebola virus in West Africa. (Courtesy of Frederick A. Murphy/CDC)

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa the biggest outbreak on record — has been a hot topic in the news this summer. What exactly is the Ebola virus? How does it spread? More importantly, can the outbreak be stopped? [Read more…]