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Vaccine Made From Mosquito Saliva Protein Safe In Humans, Triggers Antibody Responses, Aims To Be First Universal Vaccine For Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

Reuters: How a vaccine made of mosquito spit could help stop the next epidemic “…Building on the work of colleagues and other scientists, [Jessica] Manning, a clinical researcher for the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, believed she could use pieces of mosquito saliva protein to build a…

GAO Report Examines U.S. Zika Response, Recommends USAID Improve Tracking Funds, Planning Responses, Building Partnerships

Bloomberg Law: U.S. Zika Response Held Up by Agency Missteps, Lack of Planning “Federal review of international Zika response finds USAID lacked important partnerships…” (Kay, 5/15). Homeland Preparedness News: GAO recommends USAID improve fund tracking, response planning “Though efforts by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have helped many…

More News In Global Health

Bloomberg: Caribbean Says Zika No Longer an Issue. Doctors Say Not So Fast (Ekstein, 11/1). MedPage Today: Malaria Hits Papua New Guinea Once Again (Lyles, 10/30). New York Times: How to Turbocharge Flu Protection (Llamas Required) (Zimmer, 11/1). Science: Nasal gene spray inspired by llama antibodies could prevent all types…

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