According to Briko, Guinean infectious disease specialists have already been using Russian-made Ebola diagnosis kits.
“They use Russian-made [Ebola] virus diagnosis kits, [specifically] two of them. Hopefully, we will have Ebola vaccine in the near future. I think, [we will have it] within some months,” Briko told Russian journalists.
On Wednesday, Japanese pharmaceutical company Denka Seiken announced that it had developed a diagnostic kit that detects the Ebola virus in 15 minutes.
Researchers at the Hokkaido University Research Center for Zoonosis Control successfully tested the blood serum of Ebola infected monkeys, according to media reports. Tests on the blood serum of humans are expected soon.
Although there is no officially approved cure for the disease, several countries, including Russia, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Japan have been diligently working on a vaccine.