Saturday, 13 February 2016

Hope for ZIKA - WHO

Zika virus vaccine is at least 18 months away from large scale clinical trials, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said yesterday (Friday).

The WHO said that institutions in the US and India were leading the race to find a way of immunising against the mosquito-borne disease, which is expected to be officially linked to the birth defect microcephaly within weeks. Officials said doctors were closing in on establishing the relationship between Zika and microcephaly, which causes babies to born with abnormally small heads.

Hopefully we get a lasting solution.

Credit: Indian Express.