Scientists have developed the vaccine for Zika virus, tests on Rats-Monkey reported as effective
Internet Desk| Scientists have developed a vaccine to fight the Zika virus. They’ve successfully tested it on rats and monkeys. Zika Virus is an infection that can cause brain disorder in the children of humans. According to researchers at the University of Hawaii in the US, proving effective of this vaccine on monkeys is an important achievement because it can be guessed that it will also prove to be effective for humans and will enable it to be further clinically developed.
In 2015-16, after the spread of Zika infection in Brazil, efforts were made at global level to fight and more than 30 vaccines were developed. Zika, spreading from infective mosquito bites and having sexual intercourse with the infected person. There is no way to prevent this infection. No vaccine has been approved for public use so far. Assistant professor in Hawaii University, XL Lehrer said that this proposed vaccine could be effective.
Zika virus is such a virus that spreads through mosquitoes. Doctors researching this are claiming that this virus spreads though Aedes mosquito bites. This is the same mosquito whose bite consists of diseases such as dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever. This virus directly targets the newborn as its prey. If the child is affected by this virus, then the baby has to be taken special care of. With this effect the child may get physically and mentally challenged.
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