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Single-dose Zika vaccine works in animals: study

 According to recent study, an innovative vaccine made from genetic material protected lab animals from the Zika virus in experiments. A single, low dose of the vaccine shielded mice exposed to Zika five months after the shot. Even monkeys exposed five weeks after they were innoculated were also not affected by the virus. Key Facts ..

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Scientists develop Zika replicon system to develop vaccines

Scientists have developed Zika replicon system, a novel tool to replicate the Zika virus by stripping it of the genes that make the virus infectious. The Zika replicon system is considered as an advance novel tool that may pave the way for development vaccine to fight Zika virus. How it works? The Zika replicon system ..

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13 Indians test positive for Zika Virus in Singapore

The Union External Affairs Ministry has officially confirmed that 13 Indians have been tested positive for the Zika virus in Singapore These cases of outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease have been reported among the three dozen workers on a construction site in Singapore. Meanwhile, Singapore also has confirmed its first case of a pregnant woman ..

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Zika Virus may damage brain cells in adults, not just newborns: Study

US based new research has found out that that Zika virus may damage brain cells not just in newborns but also in adults. However, this research is still in the early stages. In this study, researchers have focused on neural progenitor cells. These cells are the stem cells of the brain. They grow and divide ..

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Brazilian scientists identify another type of Zika-transmitting mosquito

Brazilian scientists have identified Culex quinquefasciatus mosquito infected by the Zika virus as another type of Zika-transmitting mosquito. It was identified by researchers from the public Brazilian laboratory Fundacion Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz) in three out of 80 groups of mosquitoes analysed up until now. Up until now, transmission of the Zika virus was only known ..

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