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Published on Aug 25, 2015
Amid promising reports of effective Ebola vaccines for humans, a vaccine that could potentially protect endangered wild apes from deadly infectious diseases, including the Ebola virus, is being tested at the New Iberia Research Center. Scientists are testing an oral vaccine that would be ingested by chimpanzees and gorillas. It is similar to a rabies vaccine that has been successful in virtually eradicating rabies in Western Europe, and to immunize animals, including foxes, coyotes, dogs, raccoons and skunks. #ResearchForAReason