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A vaccine for the Zika virus

A new approach, published in Nature, outlines a vaccine that is successful at protecting mice and rhesus macaques from Zika virus. The vaccine is based on delivering viral mRNA to cells to induce an immune response and build protection. Since its highly publicised outbreak in South America around the time of the 2016 Rio Olympics, […]

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Zika declared ‘Public Health Emergency of International Concern’

It has been almost a year since the outbreak of the Zika virus in Brazil in May 2015. Since then, the virus has spread throughout South America, becoming a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern” according to the World Health Organisation. Additionally, it has been discovered that the virus is even more dangerous than first […]