Merck’s Ervebo Vaccine Receives the US FDA’s Approval for Prevention of Ebola Virus

Merck’s Zerbaxa (ceftolozane and tazobactam) Receives FDA’s Approval for Hospital-Acquired and Ventilator-Associated Bacterial Pneumonia in Adults


  • The approval is based on the study conducted in Guinea during the 2014-2016 outbreak in individuals 18 years of age and older evaluated 3,537 contacts with laboratory-confirmed EVD who received either “immediate” or 21-day “delayed” vaccination with Ervebo
  • The study showed that Ervebo was 100% effective in preventing Ebola cases with symptom onset >10 days post-vaccination and no cases of EVD with symptom onset >10 days were observed in the “immediate” cluster group, vs 10 cases of EVD in the 21-day “delayed” cluster group
  • Ervebo is the first FDA-approved vaccine targeted for Ebola virus disease (EVD) in adults which is caused by Zaire ebolavirus and has been reviewed under Priority Review and a Tropical Disease Priority Review Voucher also received FDA’s BT designation

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