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Ebola Vaccine Gets Surprise Test

Worst day at work ever: A German virologist accidentally pricked herself with a syringe loaded with the deadly Ebola virus while conducting research. Within moments, scientists across the country mobilized and debated how best to save the yet-to-be identified woman. They settled on a vaccine developed nine years ago but still untested—and it appears to have worked. Though still quarantined, the woman is improving daily and showing no signs of Ebola. The symptoms are fairly easy to detect: Victims bleed from various orifices, including the eyes. Some strains kill up to 90 percent of victims. The success will likely spur further research into the vaccine, though it can never be confirmed whether the lucky scientist was actually saved by the scientific community.