WHO: DR Congo approves use of experimental Ebola vaccine
DRC President, Joseph Kabila in photograph with WHO team led by DG Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
London, May 14, 2018 (AltAfrika)-The Director General of the World Health Organisation says the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) officials have agreed to use an experimental Ebola vaccine.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday that use of the vaccine could begin by the end of this week. He said WHO has an agreement with DRC including all the necessary registration and import permits.
Although the DRC outbreak is of a different strain, the experimental vaccine is still thought to be safe and effective.
WHO has reported 39 suspected, probable and confirmed cases of Ebola since April, including 19 deaths.