WSJ Examines Emerging DNA Vaccine Technologies For Zika, Other Infectious Diseases
Wall Street Journal: America’s Next Defense Against Zika and Other Foreign Invaders
“…The Zika epidemic is accelerating work on … experimental DNA vaccines, which could turn out to be America’s best defense against infectious disease outbreaks that now spread around the world with alarming speed, fueled by rising populations and global travel. These vaccines, made with synthetic DNA, can be developed and manufactured quickly. … While there are significant hurdles, some researchers believe DNA vaccines could provide faster, more effective ways to combat Zika, as well as Ebola, Middle East respiratory syndrome, and other deadly viruses and bacteria that have sickened millions…” (McKay/Loftus, 12/15).