Medical Researchers Holding Clinical Trials For Ebola Vaccine, Place Newspapers Ad For £750

Hammersmith Medical Research is starting trials for vaccine in November; the trials will involve up to 12 outpatient appointments and could last a year.

The Ebola disease has killed more than 11,000 since its outbreak in December 2013

A medicines research laboratory is looking for people to be injected with an Ebola vaccine to help find a cure for the disease.

There is currently no licensed treatment or vaccine for Ebola, which has killed more than 11,000 people in West Africa since the world’s biggest outbreak began in the forest region of Guinea in December 2013.

Oxford University held similar trials in September where healthy people were injected with a single protein from the Ebola virus to trigger an immune response.

The organisers of the London trial are looking for volunteers between the ages of 18 and 65 to take part, which will begin in November.

The advert, placed in Monday's Evening Standard, asks: 'Interested in helping medical research into a vaccine for Ebola virus and being paid for your help?

Participants are typically given blood tests and a full medical to ensure they are fit enough for the trial before being given the experimental vaccine.

The vicious disease has infected an estimated 28,000 people, killing more than 11,000 in the last 18 months, in Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, the US and Mali.

The World Health Organisation says the actual figures could be far higher, given the difficulty collecting the data.

While new cases have fallen sharply this year, experts have warned there is a chance it could reignite.

As a result scientists across the world have focused their efforts on examining the disease, to try and develop the world's first effective vaccine.


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