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Medical News & Perspectives
March 10, 2015

As Ebola Epidemic Begins to Slow, Trials of Drugs and Vaccines Speed Up

JAMA. 2015;313(10):1000-1002. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.0942

As local and international public health officials work to end the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, efforts to develop therapies and vaccines against the virus are ramping up.

In late January, officials from the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the Ebola epidemic had slowed. The WHO noted that for the first time since June 29, 2014, there were fewer than 100 new confirmed cases in the 3 hardest hit countries, Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone (http://bit.ly/1LimWSP).