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Brazil, University Of Texas Sign Agreement To Develop Zika Vaccine

Associated Press: Brazil, Texas state hospital reach deal on Zika vaccine
“Brazil has signed an agreement with a Texas research hospital to develop a vaccine against the Zika virus, the country’s health minister said Thursday, adding the goal is for the vaccine to be ready for clinical testing within 12 months…” (Goodman, 2/11).

BBC News: Zika virus: Brazil hopes to develop vaccine in ‘one year’
“…But two more years would be needed for any large-scale rollout, the health minister said…” (2/11).

Bloomberg Business: Brazil Partners With U.S. Scientists to Develop Zika Vaccine
“…The government will fund research by scientists in Brazil and at the University of Texas Medical Branch with $1.9 million over five years, the Health Ministry said in a statement…” (Edgerton/Santos, 2/11).

Wall Street Journal: Brazil, University of Texas to Work on Zika Vaccine
“…The governments of Brazil and the U.S. have already agreed to work together to develop a vaccine for Zika. Presidents Dilma Rousseff and Barack Obama spoke by telephone in late January and said they’ll broaden the cooperation on a vaccine for dengue fever to include Zika…” (Jelmayer/Lewis, 2/11).

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