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Ebola vaccine testing begins in US

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Human trials of an Ebola vaccine will begin in Maryland next week. (Source: WUSA/CNN) Human trials of an Ebola vaccine will begin in Maryland next week. (Source: WUSA/CNN)

BETHESDA, MD (WUSA/CNN) – Human trails of an experimental Ebola vaccine will begin next week.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, or NIAID, said the first tests will be done at the NIAID labs in Bethesda, MD.

"We're going to start the study on the vaccine here. Then very soon thereafter, they're going to start in the U.K., and the U.K. is then going to use sites that we have in Mali and the Gambia," Fauci said.

Fauci says the goal is to develop a vaccine that will prevent humans from contracting Ebola.

“What we're talking about is a vaccine to give to an uninfected person to help prevent them from getting infected the same way when we were children getting vaccines to protect us from getting infected,” Fauci said.

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