UW virologist works on developing Ebola vaccine
The solution for an Ebola vaccine could come from someone doing research in Madison.
A University of Wisconsin virologist is working on a whole-virus vaccine.
Ebola has taken at least 10,000 lives in West Africa, and while researchers say it’s nearly impossible to get ahead of the virus, it is possible to be better prepared.
“Now we have access to human samples examining exactly what’s happening in humans infected with Ebola virus, and by doing this we should be able to find a way to control host responses,” Yoshihiro Kawaoka, UW virologist, said.
Kawaoka hopes clinical trials of his vaccine are only two years away.