In this March 7, 2015 file photo, a health worker, right, cleans a man's arm before injecting him with a Ebola vaccine in Conakry, Guinea. (AP Photo/ Youssouf Bah, File)
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The world is for the first time on the verge of being able to protect humans against Ebola, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday, as data from a trial in Guinea showed a vaccine was 100 percent effective.The vaccine could now be used to help end the worst recorded outbreak of Ebola, which has killed more than 11,200 people in West Africa since it began in December 2013 .This and other vaccine trials were fast-tracked with enormous international effort as researchers raced to be able to test potential therapies and vaccines while the virus was still circulating.The success of the Guinea trial is a huge relief for researchers, many of whom had feared that a sharp decline in cases this year would scupper hopes of proving that a vaccine could work.
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