Monday, October 07, 2002

Which of our other horrible weapons of war are being inflicted on these innocents?

CHIMPANZEES USED TO TEST EBOLA VACCINE

Ebola Vaccine Will Enter Human Trials Within Months
Thu Oct 3, 5:47 PM ET By Alicia Ault

WASHINGTON (Reuters Health) - A vaccine against the Ebola virus should move into human clinical studies within the next 6 to 8 months, a National Institutes of Health official said Thursday.

Addressing reporters here at a meeting of the World Medical Association, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), said that studies testing the vaccine in chimpanzees had recently been completed, clearing the way to start safety trials in healthy human volunteers.

Fauci said the Ebola research had been able to move ahead quickly partly because of the post-September 11 multi-billion dollar infusion of funds to combat bioterrorism. Ebola was moved ahead in the research queue because "it was one of the high impact, likely probability microbes" that might be used in a bioterrorism attack, Fauci said....