Russia Starts Testing Ebola Vaccine on Primates
Russia has already started testing an Ebola virus vaccine on primates. This was stated by Russian Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova on Monday.
“All the necessary tests are being conducted, several Russian vaccines are being developed, and some of those are being tested on primates,” Mrs. Skvortsova said, noting that the risk of Ebola coming to Russia has not increased.
“There are different situations with the virus in the world. There were cases of the virus being brought to several countries. We are trying to ensure that the risk of Ebola reaching Russia does not increase and it has not increased yet,” Mrs. Skvortsova commented on the issue.
According to media reports, the epidemic began in southern Guinea and later spread to Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, and Senegal. A separate outbreak unrelated to that in West Africa is taking place in the Democratic Republic of Congo.