World Health Organization Sends 11K Ebola Vaccines to Guinea

Over 11,000 Ebola vaccines will arrive in Guinea sent by the World Health Organization (WHO) after the African nation announced an outbreak of Ebola last week.

The shipment of these vaccines has been overseen by Africa’s regional WHO director Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, who announced Thursday that the vaccines were being prepped for shipment out of Geneva. The vaccines will arrive by Sunday, with a further 8,600 vaccines on the way from the US.

WHO officials speculate that administrations of the vaccine could begin as early as Monday, and have mobilized 30 vaccination experts to be deployed in tandem with the vaccine shipment.  

Six other African nations have been put on high alert for Ebola infections, with the WHO increasing surveillance for the disease. Sierra Leone and Liberia are tracking possible cases, with Guinea reporting three confirmed cases and one death as of Thursday.

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