Beijing, Oct 20.- The China Food and Drug Administration has approved today a developed Ebola vaccine, causing thousands of deaths, especially in West Africa.
The drug was developed by the Academy of Military Medical Sciences and CanSino Biologics INC.
Its approval makes China the third country in the planet to develop a vaccine against Ebola following the United States and Russia.
The product was designed to withstand the high temperatures in West Africa and the first clinical trials were successfully carried out in Sierra Leone, one of the countries worst hit by Ebola.
The Ebola virus was discovered in 1976 and severely affected countries including Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone from 2013, claiming the lives of more than 11,000 people. (Prensa Latina)