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Optimization of Zika Virus Vaccination Schedule

As a ZPIV vaccine had proved to be well tolerated and immunogenic at up to 8 weeks of follow-up, investigators evaluated the safety and immunogenicity of ZPIV at up to 52 weeks of follow-up using a standard or accelerated vaccination schedules.

Genetically Modified Mosquitos Neutralize Dengue Virus

Researchers at the University of California San Diego have identified a target gene in mosquitos that renders the insects completely refractory to all 4 serotypes of the dengue virus and thus, incapable of transmitting the virus to humans, according to study results published in PLoS Pathogens.1 Dengue fever is caused by infection with 1 of…
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