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14/10/2015 15:28 -03 | Atualizado 27/01/2017 00:31 -02

China vai produzir vacina contra o Ebola em grande escala

www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/ebola-virus-governme...---------------------------------------Picture: Simon Davis/DFIDFree-to-use photoThis image is posted under a Creative Commons - Attribution Licence, in accordance with the Open Government Licence. You are free to embed, download or otherwise re-use it, as long as you credit the source as 'Simon Davis/DFID'." data-caption="Lance Corporal Chris Paterson shows NHS medics how to put on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that they will wear in the British-built Ebola treatment centres in Sierre Leone.The kit - including overalls, visors, gloves and more - must be put on in the right order to provide maximum protection, as well as removed in a special sequence to reduce risks of contamination.Doctors, nurses and medics from across the UK's National Health Service are joining Britain's fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone. More than 30 NHS staff will make up the first group of volunteers to be deployed by the UK government.The NHS volunteers have spent 9 days training at the Army Medical Services Training Centre at Strensall near York in preparation. The facility is a replica of a Sierra Leone Ebola treatment centre.The group - which includes GPs, nurses, clinicians, psychiatrists and consultants in emergency medicine - will work on testing, diagnosing and treating people who have contracted the deadly virus.They will work in British-built treatment centres across the country, which when full, will triple Sierra Leone’s bed capacity.Find out more about the UK's fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone at: www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/ebola-virus-governme...---------------------------------------Picture: Simon Davis/DFIDFree-to-use photoThis image is posted under a Creative Commons - Attribution Licence, in accordance with the Open Government Licence. You are free to embed, download or otherwise re-use it, as long as you credit the source as 'Simon Davis/DFID'." data-credit="DFID - UK Department for International Development/Flickr">

Uma empresa chinesa de biotecnologia anunciou que vai produzir em grande escala uma vacina contra o vírus Ebola, desenvolvida pelo Exército do país, informou nesta quarta-feira (14) a agência de notícias oficial chinesa Xinhua.

As instalações da CanSino Biotechnology, em Tianjin, cidade portuária do Norte da China, deverão estar concluídas em setembro de 2018 e terão custo de 2 bilhões de yuan (278 milhões de euros).

A vacina foi desenvolvida em 2014 por pesquisadores da Academia Chinesa de Ciências Médicas Militares, recorrendo a mutações genéticas do vírus, e poderá adaptar-se ao clima tropical da África Ocidental, onde uma epidemia causou a morte de 11 mil pessoas desde o ano passado.

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