European drug regulators approve world’s first Ebola vaccine after its ‘success’ in Democratic Republic of Congo

An Ebola vaccine has been approved by European drugs regulators in a move hailed as a ‘triumph for public health’.

The so-called Merck vaccine was given the green light this afternoon and is likely to get a full marketing licence from the European Commission within a few weeks.

It is already being used under emergency guidelines to try to halt the deadly outbreak currently ravaging the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Source: MailOnline