Breakthrough Zika Vaccine Under Development by Boston Researchers

  • The Boston Herald
  • Lindsay Kalter

A group of researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are testing a vaccine for the Zika virus they say has exceeded expectations in animal trials, requiring only one shot to effectively stave off the disease that has been linked to devastating birth defects.

“The protection was striking,” said lead researcher Daniel Barouch, director of the Center for Virology and Vaccine Research at Beth Israel. “This gives us an option for a safe and effective vaccine for humans.”

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