3 experimental vaccines protect monkeys from Zika

Three Zika virus vaccines are moving into human trials after eliciting immune responses in monkeys. One is a purified inactivated virus vaccine developed at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research; the others are DNA vaccines. “The fact that they work in nonhuman primates will really wake the field up, because typically that means, whoa, we’re very close now to potentially work in humans,” said Col. Nelson Michael, director of Walter Reed’s HIV research program.

U.S. News & World Report/The Associated Press (8/4),  The Atlantic online (8/4),  BBC (8/4)

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