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Merck’s Ebola Vaccine Ervebo Prequalified by WHO

A health worker monitors to ensure that people wash their hands at the Mpondwe Health Screening Facility in Uganda on June 13.

A health worker monitors to ensure that people wash their hands at the Mpondwe Health Screening Facility in Uganda on June 13.

Photographer: Isaac Kasamani/AFP via Getty Images

The World Health Organization prequalified an ebola vaccine for the first time -- Merck’s vaccine, Ervebo -- which speeds up licensing, access and roll-out in high-risk countries.