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WHO Speculates On Timelines For Experimental Zika Vaccine, Conclusions On Possible Links To Microcephaly, Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Associated Press: WHO: possible Zika vaccines months away from broad trials
“The World Health Organization says possible Zika vaccines are at least 18 months away from large-scale trials. WHO assistant director-general for health systems and innovation Marie-Paule Kieny says the U.N. health agency’s response is ‘proceeding very quickly’ and 15 companies or groups have been identified as possible participants in the hunt for vaccines…” (2/12).

Reuters: WHO sees Zika link proven in weeks as U.S., India lead vaccine race
“Suspected links between the Zika virus and two neurological disorders, microcephaly in babies and Guillain-Barré syndrome, should be confirmed within weeks, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday…” (Nebehay/Hirschler, 2/12).

Wall Street Journal: WHO Says Possible Zika Vaccines at Least 18 Months Away From Broad Trials
“..In remarks at a news conference, WHO’s assistant director-general for health systems and innovation Marie-Paule Kieny said ‘the landscape is evolving very rapidly and numbers change daily’…” (Blackstone/McKay, 2/12).

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