Trials show inactivated Zika virus vaccine is safe and immunogenic

Medical Xpress| Mon Dec 04 22:12:22 EST 2017
The investigational Zika purified inactivated virus (ZPIV) vaccine was well-tolerated and induced an immune response in participants, according to initial results from three Phase 1 clinical trials. Scientists at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), part of the U.S. Department of Defense, are developing the vaccine as well as leading one of the trials. WRAIR also is co-funding the trials together with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The results will appear on Dec. 4 in The Lancet. "A vaccine is urgently needed to help prevent Zika infection, which can cause birth defects and other developmental..

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