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Ebola

Noncombat cooperation may include Ebola

Russians who sent a mobile lab to Guinea in August, are hoping to have a vaccine in 6 months . There is no licensed treatment at present, as far as I know.

In USA, Pentagon is charged with combating Ebola. This seems to be about biohazard type operations; it is not clear whether there is any research and development, or vaccine research. But vaccine research is happening elsewhere.

Maybe those two can team up, say to work in Africa. Getting approved vaccine may take time, there is no time really. --Resup (talk) 22:29, 12 October 2014 (UTC)

Russia cooperates with World Health Organization, has equipment, in particular for transportation of Ebola-infected people. Major powers likely to have useful equipment as well, those may complement each other, and in case of similar equipment, Russian specialized equipment will likely be considerably cheaper. At this time, epidemics is in economically disadvantaged area, so costs do matter (and overall finance situation is not very bright in the developed world, as well). International cooperation is definitely needed. Such joint effort also increases mutual trust. --Resup (talk) 15:20, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

Russia defence ministry to airlift field hospital to Ebola-hit Guinea--Resup (talk) 21:04, 15 November 2014 (UTC)