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WHO sends first doses of experimental vaccine to tackle Congo Ebola outbreak

May 16, 2018, 4:03 am by Reuters Health News

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization sent the first 4,000 doses of an Ebola vaccine to Congo on Wednesday, the first time the experimental vaccine has been deployed since it was developed during the last big outbreak two years ago.

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