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    ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - The Russian Healthcare Ministry has created a new dry powder vaccine against deadly Ebola virus disease, Minister Veronika Skvortsova said on Thursday.

    "We have created a new form of [Ebola] vaccine in powder," Skvortsova said at a meeting with Djene Kaba Conde, the spouse of the president of Guinea, on the sidelines of the Eurasian Women’s Forum in St. Petersburg.

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    The vaccine is now being tested on volunteers and has shown promising results so far, the Russian minister added.

    In August last year, Guinea launched the post-registration clinical trials of Russia's Ebola vaccine Gam Evac Combi, which was developed by the Gamaleya Scientific Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology.


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