Zika vac­cine hope

Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - MEDICAL Q&A -

There are re­ports that an ex­per­i­men­tal vac­cine against Zika virus is about to com­mence clin­i­cal tri­als in North Amer­ica. If suc­cess­ful, we hope it will soon lead to an ef­fec­tive vac­cine against this in­fec­tion, which the World Health Or­ga­ni­za­tion has de­clared a “global pub­lic health emer­gency”. Cur­rently, the WHO ad­vises preg­nant women not to travel to ar­eas where Zika is cir­cu­lat­ing.

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