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A team of University of Tokyo researchers said Thursday it will begin later this month the nation’s first clinical study on a vaccine for the Ebola virus.

The new vaccine developed by Yoshihiro Kawaoka, a professor at the university’s Institute of Medical Science, and others is believed to have fewer side effects compared to those produced abroad, according to the institute. It will be developed using an artificially produced detoxified virus.

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