AUSTIN -- A professor at the University of Texas at Austin is working to develop what could be the first Ebola vaccine.
Dr. Maria Croyle and her team are working on an oral strip to deliver the vaccine.
The vaccine has already proven effective in animal test subjects. Clinical trials are next.
A patient in a Dallas hospital was confirmed Tuesday to have the deadly Ebola virus. The Ebola test was conducted at the state public health laboratory in Austin, according to the the Texas Department of State Health Services.
Ebola is believed to have sickened more than 6,500 people in West Africa, and more than 3,000 deaths have been linked to the disease, according to the World Health Organization.