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    Single Dose of Russian Ebola Vaccination to Cost $160

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    The price may vary depending on the exchange rate of the national currency.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The cost of a single dose of the Russian vaccine against the Ebola virus is approximately $160, the director of the Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology said Friday.

    “The cost of one dose is 12-14,000 rubles,” Alexander Gintsburg told journalists, adding the price may vary depending on the exchange rate of the national currency.

    On Wednesday, Russian Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova said that Russian scientists had developed and registered two highly-effective vaccines against Ebola. The vaccines have been tested by the specialists of Russia's Health Ministry and Defense Ministry, according to Skvortsova.

    The most recent 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. On Thursday, the WHO announced the end of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, however later in the day media reported that the deadly disease had killed a boy in Sierra Leone.

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