The US government will begin testing an experimental Ebola vaccine on humans after seeing positive results during tests on primates, Reuters reports.
The vaccine trial could start as early as September.
But the National Institute of Health's infectious disease unit and US Food and Drug Administration said they are working together to implement it as soon as possible.
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