Boston-Based Research Shows Promise for Zika Virus Vaccine

  • WGHB News
  • By:  Marilyn Schairer & Michael Agnello

Researchers at Boston’s Beth Israel  Deaconess Medical Center have made some promising advances in developing a vaccine to halt the spread of the mosquito-born Zika virus.

Less than a year after Brazilian officials confirmed the country’s first case in 2015, the World Health Organization declared the virus a public health emergency due to its link to fetal microcephaly. Since then, health officials have made stopping the spread of the Zika virus  a global priority.