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    Russia Sends 'World's First' Ebola Vaccine to Guinea

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    The first 1,000 doses of the Russian-made Ebola vaccine are on their way to the Republic of Guinea.

    Russia's Gam-Evac Combi is the world's first officially registered vaccine approved for clinical use for the prevention of hemorrhagic fever caused by the Ebola virus. According to Russian Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova, the Russian vaccine has proved its effectiveness and has practically no side effects.

    In 2014, nearly 2,500 people in Guinea died in an Ebola virus outbreak.    


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