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Vaccines Block Zika Virus in Mice, Boosting Hopes for Human Jab

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  July 1, 2016 at 9:40 PM Tropical Disease News   - G J E 4
Currently, there is no vaccine or specific treatment for the Zika virus disease. Two vaccines gave mice 'complete' Zika protection, revealed researchers. They claimed progress towards the creation of an effective human shield against the brain-damaging virus.
 Vaccines Block Zika Virus in Mice, Boosting Hopes for Human Jab
Vaccines Block Zika Virus in Mice, Boosting Hopes for Human Jab
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"A single shot of either vaccine provided complete protection against Zika virus in mice," said Dan Barouch, director of the Harvard Medical School's Center for Virology and Vaccine Research, who co-authored a paper in the journal Nature.

‘Two vaccines gave mice 'complete' Zika protection. This progress could lead towards the creation of an effective human shield against the brain-damaging virus.’
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Source: AFP
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