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 […]

Viruses Could Help Fight Deadly Superbugs

Viruses that are harmless to humans might help fight the deadly scourge of bacteria that can’t be treated with antibiotics, researchers say. These viruses could be used in hand sanitizers, and to treat exposed surfaces in hospitals, which are hotbeds of antibiotic resistance, the researchers noted in a new study. “We managed to construct a […]

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