2 Types of Vaccines Protect Against Zika Virus in Mice: Interview

  • WBUR
  • By Jonathan Cain

“We hope that this news will electrify and galvanize the vaccine effort against Zika virus,” says Dr. Dan Barouch of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School.

Barouch is senior author of a paper just out in the journal Nature reporting some promising findings on potential Zika vaccines — at least, in mice. Researchers found that two different types of vaccines — one using DNA and one using an inactivated form of the virus — seemed to confer complete protection against the virus that has been declared a public health emergency through much of the Americas.

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