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US government seeking to test Ebola vaccine on humans: Reports

Published on Aug 1, 2014 8:09 AM
Liberian people read an information sign about Ebola set on a wall of a public health center in Monrovia on July 31, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - The US government will begin testing on people an experimental Ebola vaccine as early as September, after seeing positive results from tests on primates, according to media reports on Thursday.

The National Institutes of Health's infectious disease unit is working with the US Food and Drug Administration to put the vaccine into trial as quickly as possible, according to CNN and USA Today. The director of that unit could not be reached for comment.