A British scientist researching Ebola, Dr. Mike Turner, said a vaccine to prevent person with Ebola infection maybe ready by December 2014.
Mike Turner, who is the Head of Infection Trust, a non-governmental organisation in the UK which facilitates medical research, said the organisation was partnering with the Dangote Foundation to develop ways to fight Ebola Virus Disease.
He said, “We are delighted that the Dangote Foundation is joining the Wellcome Trust and others in the international consortium of funders to develop a multi-pronged approach to combating Ebola.
“This is a fast-moving scene at present and it is not yet clear precisely which partners will fund which components of the work that we hope will lead to new diagnostics, drugs and vaccines.
“What is more important is that the partners are all not just talking about the problems, but actually trying to make things happen and the future inevitable epidemics. If things go well, we hope to know whether this candidate vaccine is safe, with some prospect of protecting people by Christmas.”