March 7, 2021

Pennsylvania firm launches Zika vaccine trial in Puerto Rico

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Associated Press From FOX News A Pennsylvania drug company announced Monday that it has launched a clinical trial of an experimental Zika vaccine in Puerto Rico, the part of the U.S. hardest hit by the mosquito-borne virus. Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. will be testing its DNA-based vaccine candidate on 160 adult volunteers in Puerto Rico. If […]

A Zika virus vaccine could be ready for emergency use this year

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Rod Nickel, Reuters From Business Insider WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) – A vaccine for the Zika virus, which has been linked to severe birth defects in thousands of infants, could be ready for emergency use before year-end, one of its lead developers said on Thursday, a timetable well ahead of estimates by U.S. officials. Canadian scientist […]