June 20, 2016
Experimental Zika Vaccine Now Testing On Humans
Be it out of innovation or desperation, researchers will be allowed to test an experimental Zika vaccine on humans for the first time. The Food and Drug Administration has approved a clinical trial to determine if the vaccine is safe to use on healthy humans. If it proves successful, they will try it on humans who are infected with the virus. Sounds safe enough right? When Inovio, one of the two companies behind the vaccine, tested it on large animals, it caused “a strong anti-body response.” That’s a good sign, apparently.
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