OPINION – Zika virus vaccine: perspectives

By Carolina de Andrade, Technical Analyst of Biominas Brasil An emerging infection is happening in the Americas, an epidemic caused by Zika flavivirus, which is transmitted through the bite of the mosquito Aedes aegypti. The main clinical manifestations of Zika virus infection include acute onset of low-grade fever with maculopapular rash, arthralgia (notably small joints […]

Alvos Biotecnologia, a company created by Biominas Brasil, had an effective participation in the development of a Brazilian vaccine against schistosomiasis

Brazil has created and will produce a vaccine against Schistosomiasis, a chronic illness caused by the Schistosoma parasite found in areas that lack basic sanitation. On June, 12 in Rio de Janeiro, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz) issued the results of clinical safety testing for the vaccine developed by the Experimental Schistosomiasis Laboratory of Instituto Oswaldo […]

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