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News Outlet Provides Q&A On Zika Vaccine Research

Associated Press: Shots for other viruses offer clues in race for Zika vaccine
“Scientists are racing to create a Zika vaccine, and while they’re starting from scratch against a poorly understood disease, copying shots for similar viruses offers a head start. A variety of potential candidates are being pursued: Simple DNA vaccines, made with only a few genes from the virus; some made from killed or inactivated virus, much like a standard flu shot; others made with live but weakened virus…” (Neergaard, 3/14).

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