Human safety trials on an experimental Ebola vaccine will begin in the coming weeks, US health officials are to announce today.
The GlaxoSmithKline vaccine will be available for the tests sooner than originally estimated, sources told Reuters.
US officials have also approved the first steps toward using three advanced laboratories to manufacture Ebola vaccines and treatments, the news agency reports.
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