Institut Pasteur’s Ebola Task Force is one of the most comprehensive research programs on Ebola. Our scientific contributions to stop and prevent future outbreaks of Ebola include:
- An Ebola vaccine based on the proven technology behind the Measles vaccine
- A treatment vaccine for post-exposure use
- A rapid Ebola test for field use
- Sensitive hospital diagnostic tools
In the lab: Understanding the virus
The world still has very little knowledge of how the Ebola virus evolve and transmit. Such insight is crucial to stop the virus from spreading.
Our genetic scientists are working around the clock to solve the mystery of how Ebola affect the human immune system. By investigating samples from the current outbreak, we can unlock crucial information to identify effective treatment strategies and design vaccines.Learn how
On the ground
We are fighting the epidemic on the ground in West Africa.
Our role as scientists is to analyze and diagnose Ebola samples as quickly and safely as possible. Since the beginning of the 2014 outbreak, Institut Pasteur has been present on the ground in West Africa.
- In Guinea our researches and technicians run the diagnostic laboratory in Donka Hospital in Conakry.
- We have set up a Mobile Lab in the jungle to be close to the epidemic and deliver quick and safe test results.
- Institut Pasteur is in charge of Ebola diagnostic in the new Red Cross Hospital in Macenta.