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Pandemic Case Studies: Ebola

Conall Watson explains how a trial using ring vaccination was used to stop the spread of Ebola in Guinea during the 2014/15 outbreak in West Africa.

In this video Dr Conall Watson explains how a ring vaccination trial was used in West Africa to stop the spread of Ebola during the 2014/2015 outbreak.

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Case study three: Ebola outbreak

The Ebola virus has caused several outbreaks in the past 20 years in West Africa. One of the largest outbreaks started in December 2013 and led to thousands of deaths. The scale of the problem led to potential vaccine candidates being fast-tracked into clinical trials. One approach was using a method called ring vaccination, an approach that was used successfully in the eradication of Small Pox.

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