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Novel tool to may lead to Zika vaccines

Scientists have developed a way to replicate the Zika virus, stripping it of the genes that make the virus infectious, an advance that may lower the safety risk involved in working with it and pave the way for vaccine development.
  • Published in Health

Dominica confirms seven Zika cases among pregnant women

ROSEAU, Dominica, Sept 7, CMC – Dominica has confirmed that seven pregnant women had contracted the mosquito-borne Zika virus in addition to two other cases of persons with the Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS), in which a person’s own immune system damages the nerve cells, causing muscle weakness, and sometimes, paralysis.
  • Published in Health

US and Cuba to host Zika forum in Havana

HAVANA, Cuba, Sep. 4, CMC – Health officials from the United States and Cuba will meet here in November for a two-day forum to focus on the mosquito borne Zika virus.
  • Published in Health

Jamaica to take part in clinical trials for Zikv

ST ELIZABETH, July 22, 2016 - Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton, says Jamaica will shortly be participating in a number of clinical trials in the drive to find a vaccine to treat the Zika Virus (ZIKV).
  • Published in Health
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