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US Launches Experimental Zika Vaccine Clinical Trials

The U.S. government has begun the first clinical trial of an experimental Zika vaccine. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, made the announcement, “I am pleased to report that we have begun, on August 2, testing an investigational DNA vaccine intended to prevent Zika virus infection.” The experimental vaccine has shown a good response in animal models. Fauci says investigators should know soon whether it is safe for use in the first...

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