Knoxville doctor looking for participants to test Ebola vaccine

A UT alumnus and Knoxville doctor is leading Ebola vaccine testing in Knoxville, according to WATE-TV. William Smith, who got his bachelor’s degree in zoology, said the vaccine is actually made from a virus found in cows and only WATE-TVcontains a small piece of protein from the Ebola virus. He said there’s no risk of actually getting Ebola. Smith, who works for the New Orleans Center for Clinical Research which moved to Knoxville after Hurricane Katrina, has tested plague and small pox vaccines in the past. To view the story, visit WATE-TV’s website.