Ebola Vaccine – level 2

18-11-2019 07:00

A US drug company got an approval from the European Commission to sell the first Ebola vaccine.

Ebola is a very infectious disease which kills more than a half of people who get ill. The main symptoms are fever, pains, diarrhea and bleeding.

Ebola killed more than 11,000 between 2013 and 2016. Currently, there are 3,000 cases of Ebola in Congo and more than 2,000 people died there. The vaccine is almost 98% effective and the drug company already gave 250,000 vaccines to people in Congo.

The company says that this is a historical moment and very good news for the whole world.

Difficult words: approval (a process when something becomes possible by law), infectious (able to be passed from one person to another), effective (with a good result).

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