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Good News for Fr. Themi! In April, we posted an interview with Fr. Themi Adamopoulo, the former rock star, now Orthodox mission priest, who has dedicated his life to serving those suffering in Sierra Leone, West Africa. The Associated Press recently posted an article stating that a vaccine has been working! This is great news for those living and working in Africa.
Please continue to keep them in your prayers.
Experimental Ebola Vaccine Could Stop Virus in West Africa
By Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer
LONDON (AP) — An experimental Ebola vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea seems to work and might help shut down the waning epidemic in West Africa, according to interim results from a study published Friday.
There is currently no licensed treatment or vaccine for Ebola, which has so far killed more than 11,000 people in West Africa since the world’s biggest outbreak began in the forest region of Guinea last year. Cases have dropped dramatically in recent months in the other two hard-hit countries, Sierra Leone and Liberia.
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