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    One of Russia-developed vaccines against the deadly Ebola virus provides activation of cellular immunity up to 35 times and is suitable to people with HIV, Russian Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova said Wednesday.

    NOVO-OGARYOVO (Moscow Region) (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, she said that two anti-Ebola vaccines were developed in Russia and were tested by the specialists of Russia's Health and Defense Ministries.

    "The… vaccine has been specially created for the population cohorts with immunodeficiency that represents a big significance for the countries where niduses are met. This vaccine is an analogue of the British one and its main mechanism is the significant activation of cellular immunity more than in 35 times. The vaccine's efficiency exceeds the British analogue," Skvortsova said.

    She added that the second vaccine had shown 100 percent results in neutralization of Ebola virus.

    An Ebola outbreak began in December 2013, spreading across Western Africa from Guinea to Liberia and Sierra Leone killing over 11,000 people in these three countries.

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