GSK hails Ebola vaccine breakthrough

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The devastation of the Ebola outbreak in parts of West Africa has been one of the most shocking and distressing stories of the year.

Tonight there is a glimmer of hope - the first evidence a vaccine could be available for health workers and others battling to control the virus.

Ultimately, it could mean a vaccine for everyone in areas at risk.

Sir Andrew Witty, the head of GSK, told the BBC a viable vaccine could be available later next year.

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