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Arizona University Scientists Develop Ebola Vaccine

Researchers from Arizona University have developed a vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus that works on mice.

The scientists have found a way to grow and purify the vaccine using the tobacco plant. According to the finding, reported in more detail today at EmaxHealth, the production of the vaccine is inexpensive and could be stored for extended periods without expiring.

The Ebola vaccine is different because it doesn't use a live virus, which means it doesn't require special storage for safety reasons.

The vaccine isn't used to prevent Ebola, but instead provokes the body's immune system to fight the infection.

The next step is to see if the Ebola vaccine works as well humans as it did in mice.