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Ebola Vaccine Will Now Be Available As Gavi Signed $5 Million Deal To Prevent Future Outbreaks, Commits Merck To Keep 300,000 Vaccines Ready

Gavi, a world vaccine alliance, has made a $5 million deal with Merck regarding vaccine supply for future outbreaks. Merck has to provide 300,000 vaccines as a preparation to protect people from the next Ebola crisis.

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Ebolla Vaccine Study In Liberia

Russia Created Vaccine For Ebola Virus Treatment: Vladimir Putin, Drawing Cynicism From Experts

The president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, announced that his country had found two vaccines to cure Ebola. However, the announcement has drawn some skepticism among experts who have previously developed other vaccines for Ebola.

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Liberia Races To Expand Ebola Treatment Facilities, As U.S. Troops Arrive

Scientist found a way to test Ebola in affordable facilities

Researchers from Toronto General Research Institute, the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg, University of Toronto, the US National Institutes of Health, and the Canadian Blood Services, found a way to test Ebola in a more affordable facility.

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Emirates Airlines

Boeing 777 propels Emirates Airlines' growth

The long-haul aircraft requirement of Dubai for positioning itself as a major global hub in the Middle East (ME) Region has been mostly fulfilled by Boeing. Dubai-based Emirates Airlines is banking on Boeing 777 as its top priority and followed by Airbus A380. Emirates Airlines has emerged as the largest airline in the world operating both aircrafts. Emirates Airline has been working on its business strategy to transform Dubai into a global hub in the Region. It aims at becoming an unavoidable destination for passengers from Asia to Europe and the US. This makes the requirement of long-haul aircraft for the Emirates Airlines.

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Ebola

IMF grants $100 million debt relief to Ebola-hit countries

The International Monetary Fund has granted Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone debt relief of about $100 million in total, the first time a global institution has provided such relief to the three West African nations hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak.

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Paul Allen

Ownership not all Super Bowl fun and games

There will be one happy billionaire on Sunday when either Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen or New England Patriots counterpart Robert Kraft hoists the Vince Lombardi Trophy as the Super Bowl champion.

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US Federal Reserve

Fed nods to global troubles, while keeping faith in U.S.

For months now Federal Reserve policymakers have watched the economic turmoil overseas, from Ebola to Russia to the ongoing travails of the euro, and largely held their tongue.

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Ebola

Trial finds GSK Ebola shot is safe and provokes immune response

First results from a human trial of an Ebola vaccine from GlaxoSmithKline show it is safe and generates an immune response, scientists said on Wednesday, but larger trials are needed to see if it protects and if a booster is needed.

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Liberia Ebola vaccine trial 'challenging' as cases tumble

A steep fall in Ebola cases in Liberia will make it hard to prove whether experimental vaccines work in a major clinical trial about to start in the country, the head of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) said on Saturday.

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China drafts policy on emergency Ebola diagnosis, approves products

China has drafted a policy on the emergency use of diagnostic products for the Ebola virus disease and clinical trials, the country's drug regulator said on Friday, as the number of people affected globally by the epidemic nears 16,000.

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Merck & Co

Merck buys rights to NewLink's experimental Ebola vaccine

Merck & Co Inc (MRK.N) on Monday said it would buy worldwide commercial rights to NewLink Genetics Corp's (NLNK.O) experimental vaccine against the Ebola virus.

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Ebola

Ebola becomes latest stock scam, SEC says

U.S. regulators warned investors of stock scams tied to West Africa's Ebola outbreak and suspended trading in four small companies that they said have made unverifiable claims about products to prevent or treat the deadly virus.

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G20 in Brisbane

G20 commits to higher growth, fight climate change; Russia isolated over Ukraine

Leaders from the G20 group of nations agreed on Sunday to boost flagging global growth, tackle climate change and crack down on tax avoidance but ties between the West and Russia plummeted to a new low over the crisis in Ukraine.

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Chinese team arrives in Liberia to staff Ebola clinic

About 160 Chinese health workers arrived on Saturday in Liberia, where they are due to staff a new $41 million Ebola clinic that, unlike most other foreign interventions, is being built and fully run by Chinese personnel.

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Shanghai

Interest growing in emergency health fund: World Bank

The head of the World Bank said on Friday the idea of establishing a global emergency fund that could quickly respond to a health crisis has received interest and funds for it could be raised on the international bond markets.

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