The trial of a vaccine for Ebola has been started in Mali, with 40 participants. This is part of a larger study started in the UK in September of a vaccine developed by GlaxoSmithKline. This program is a combined effort of the British pharmaceutical company, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the US National Institute of Health.
In Mali, testing of the vaccine has begun on health care workers. About one in 16 of those who have died in Africa
The Ebola situation took a rather distinctive turn in two major ways during the week of October 21.
On October 23, 2014, Dr. Craig Spencer became the first diagnosed case of Ebola in New York. He had spent time volunteering his services in Guinea with Medicín Sans Frontiéres (MSF). This led to a search for several contacts he may have made in taxies and subways and places he visited over a two day period when he may have been ill and contagious.
Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York and Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey then publicly announced a mandatory 21 day quarantine of any health care workers returning to the US after