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Antibody Seen as Breakthrough in Fight Against Zika

In a potential breakthrough in the fight against Zika, researchers have discovered an antibody that could potentially be fashioned into a vaccine to protect pregnant women against the mosquito-borne virus.  Called ZIKV-117, the antibody — or immune system protein — was isolated from a patient who had been infected with Zika virus.  In a study of pregnant mice infected with the mosquito-borne pathogen, ZIKV-117 protected the fetus against infection. The antibody, which...

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