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    There’s Now a ‘100 Percent’ Effective Vaccine for Ebola

    Take that, 2016. One of the only positive results of last year’s catastrophic outbreak — which killed more than 11,000 people — was an influx of money and attention dedicated to preventing or curing Ebola. Now it’s paid off: Researchers reported yesterday that in a new vaccine trial not one of 5,837 participants contracted Ebola. Next, scientists will turn to getting WHO and FDA approval, determining how long the vaccine remains effective — and figuring out how to save lives by developing new drugs before deadly outbreaks hit.

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