Ebola vaccines: ready to use for humanitarian health workers?

Journal of Travel Medicine
Volume 26, Issue 5, 2019,
https://academic.oup.com/jtm/issue/26/5

 

Perspectives
Ebola vaccines: ready to use for humanitarian health workers?
Blaise Genton, MD, PhD
Journal of Travel Medicine, Volume 26, Issue 5, 2019, tay152, https://doi.org/10.1093/jtm/tay152
Humanitarian health workers are likely to benefit from immunization with an Ebola vaccine when deployed in epidemic zones. However implementation is difficult since there is yet not licensed vaccine that can be administered before they reach the field. Also several uncertainties remain (safety, cross-protection between species, duration of protection etc.).