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Zika Vaccine ‘Within Months’

Zika Vaccine ‘Within Months’

March 4, 2016

(BBC) – A Zika vaccine could be ready for human trials later this year, according to the man in charge of the US government’s research programme. Dr Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, hopes to start testing a DNA vaccine by September. Around 100 Americans have been diagnosed with Zika, after returning from affected countries. Scientists at the institute helped develop a vaccine for Ebola.

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