Human testing begins on NewLink Genetics' Ebola vaccine

OTTAWA (REUTERS) - Human testing of an experimental Ebola vaccine developed by the Canadian health agency and licensed to NewLink Genetics Corp has begun, Canadian health minister Rona Ambrose said.

The early-stage trial will test the vaccine, VSV-EBOV, on a small group of people to determine whether the vaccine is safe and the appropriate dose necessary to provide immunity, she added.

Results of the study are expected in December.