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Indian firm 'developing world's first Zika vaccine'

Bharat Biotech, a vaccine manufacturer based in the southern city of Hyderabad, said two vaccines had been in development for a year and were ready for pre-clinical testing in animals.

Vaccines work by stimulating a patient’s immune system with a weaker version of the disease, preparing the body to defend attacks by the real contagion. Bharat Biotech’s has two vaccine candidates.


The first uses strands of DNA that belong to the Zika virus. While these so-called recombinant DNA vaccines are easier to create, they don’t always produce a strong enough immune response.

The second is an inactivated version of the Zika virus, which means the virus is unable to replicate and cause infection, but it is still able to trigger an immune response. Experts believe that this type of vaccine stands a better chance of success.

The vaccine doesn’t just need to be effective in trials; Indian regulatory authorities also need to expedite the process.

Source: http://qz.com/609291/this-indian-biotech-firm-is-the-worlds-first-to-ready-a-zika-vaccine-for-testing/
              http://guardian.ng/news/indian-firm-says-developing-worlds-first-zika-vaccine/
              http://phunuonline.com.vn/suc-khoe/song-khoe/1-nam-nua-moi-co-vaccine-phong-chong-virus-zika-69287/


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