Which anti-Ebola drug will effective, ZMapp monoclonal antibodies or vaccines

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Offline binnie

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Which of these drugs will be most effective, the monoclonal antibody cocktail in ZMApp or the two vaccines being promoted by the NIH and the Canadian public health agency?

Drug article: newbielink:http://www.dddmag.com/articles/2014/09/zmapp-best-anti-ebola-drug-yet [nonactive] Vaccine article:

newbielink:http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/06/world/africa/ebola-vaccine-could-be-ready-by-november-who-says.html?_r=0 [nonactive]


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ZMapp and vaccines work differently, ZMapp provides passive immunity  to a person already infected and vaccines are given before exposure to induce active immunity so that a person will produce their own antibodies.
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