Canada to Ship Ebola Vaccine to US
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Canadian government says it will start shipping its experimental Ebola vaccine to the World Health Organization on Monday.
The government said in a news release Saturday that the Public Health Agency of Canada is supplying the vaccine to the U.N. agency in Geneva. The WHO is the international coordinating body for battling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
The news release says Canada will send 800 vials of its experimental vaccine in three separate shipments.
The WHO will consult with its partners to determine how best to distribute and use the vaccine.
Canada announced last month that clinical trials had started in the U.S. on the Canadian-made Ebola vaccine, with results expected in December.
The WHO says the Ebola outbreak has killed more than 4,500 people in West Africa.