Early study finds antibody that 'neutralizes' Zika virus

Early study finds antibody that 'neutralizes' Zika virus

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Researchers have isolated a human monoclonal antibody that in a mouse model "markedly reduced" infection by the Zika virus, report scientists. Zika is believed to cause microcephaly, unusually small heads, and other congenital malformations in children born to infected women.
8 Nov 2016 - General
This is indeed a sigh of relief. It is only a matter of time that scientists are able to develop a vaccine against the zika virus. And I think a vaccine that works for pregnant women is just around the corner. One of the most fearsome things about the zika virus is that it can transmit via the fetomaternal route and can cause complications in the growing fetus. It has proven in mice that injection of the newly identified monoclonal antibody to pregnant mice has significantly reduced the rate of ...
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