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    Canadian authorities are discussing the possible use of experimental Ebola vaccine in Africa with the United States and the World Health Organization, according to Reuters.

    MOSCOW, August 13 (RIA Novosti) – Canadian authorities are discussing the possible use of experimental Ebola vaccine in Africa with the United States and the World Health Organization, according to Reuters.

    Greg Taylor, an official with the Canadian Health Ministry said a limited number of vaccine doses that had been developed in the government labs could be delivered to Africa with the WHO consent. Canada has a stock of 1,500 doses, and will need four to six months in order to produce a larger quantity, Taylor added.

    Canada’s Health Minister Rona Ambrose said the government could donate 800 to 1,000 doses. She said her nation was doing everything in its powers to address the deadly Ebola outbreak, including giving access to its experimental drugs.

    On Tuesday, the WHO said that, given the circumstances, it was ethical to “offer unproven interventions” to patients infected with the lethal Ebola virus. In order to understand the safety and efficacy of these treatments the organization urged medical practitioners to collect and share all data generated.

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    vaccine, Ebola virus disease (EVD), ebola, Canadian Health Ministry, World Health Organization (WHO), Greg Taylor, Africa
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