(GENEVA) -- Researchers may have found a vaccine for the deadly Ebola virus.
A new study conducted on Ebola-affected communities in the African country of Guinea has proved to be 100 percent effective in stopping the spread of the virus.
Doctors used what they call a "ring vaccination" strategy, vaccinating the friends, family, neighbors and coworkers of almost 100 Ebola patients.
"The data so far shows that none of the 2,014 persons vaccinated developed Ebola virus disease after 10 days after vaccination," Ebola Assistant Director-General Marie-Paule Kieny, head of the Ebola R&D at the World Health Organization, said.
Researchers are now going to expand the trial to include children as well.
"By continuing the trial with this modification, with doing all the vaccinations immediately and also including younger people, we will be able to assist the Ebola response team, bringing Ebola transmission to zero in Guinea," Kieny said.
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