Human testing begins on NewLink Genetics’ Ebola vaccine

(Reuters) — Human testing of an experimental Ebola vaccine developed by the Canadian health agency and licensed to NewLink Genetics Corp has begun, the Canadian government announced on Monday (October 13) The early-stage trial will test the vaccine, VSV-EBOV, on a small group of people to determine whether the vaccine is safe and the appropriate dose necessary to provide immunity, officials said. Canada’s Public Health Agency has been working on the vaccine for years, local media reported. Speaking in Toronto, Chief Public Health Officer, […]

Boston hospital monitoring patient for possible Ebola case

(Reuters) — A man in Massachusetts who recently returned from Liberia is being evaluated at aBoston hospital for a potential case of Ebola after complaining of a headache and muscle aches, health officials said on Sunday (October 12). The patient is at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center but there is no confirmation of Ebola, said Dr. Kenneth Sands, chief quality officer at Beth Israel. The response in Massachusetts demonstrates the high state of alert medical facilities are under since a Texas health worker became the first person on […]

Israeli students paint schools in Nueva Ecija

  A humanitarian delegation composed of 40 students went to the Philippines to conduct community work in Nueva Ecija. The Israeli students led educational activities in the Magtangol Integrated School in Muñoz, Nueva Ecija. Part of their outreach is the painting of class rooms.   Headed by Shachar Nahari and Maor Cohen, the delegation came from the College of Management Academic Studies. With 12, 000 students, COMAS is the largest college in Israel and has extended […]