First UK Volunteer Injected With Ebola Vaccine

In Great Britain, the very first healthy human volunteer has been injected with an experimental Ebola vaccine.

The volunteer is Ruth Atkins, a 48-year-old NHS communications manager from Marcham, Oxfordshire. Oxford’s Vaccine Group Centre for Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine injected the experimental vaccine today.

The injection of the vaccine is part of a trial that will involve 60 volunteers. Two of them will get the drug this coming Friday.