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Developed the worlds first vaccine against chikungunya virus

Developed the worlds first vaccine against chikungunya virus

Developed the worlds first vaccine against chikungunya virus

U.S. researchers have created a vaccine that promises to give protection against chikungunya virus carried by mosquitoes. After infection with this virus in humans begins abrupt onset of fever, accompanied by pain in the joints, muscles, head, nausea, fatigue and rash. This pain can last for months or even years. There are complications of the eyes, nervous system, heart, gastrointestinal tract.

Experiment showed that only one dose of the new vaccine could protect mice from the virus, which is widespread in India and South-East Asia. Until recently there was no effective drugs and vaccines against the virus chikungunya. The invention of scientists must turn over modern medicine, writes The Times of India.

Known that vaccines authorship belongs to employees of the university of Texas, Wisconsin, Alabama and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They were able to get the vaccine, genetically modifying the virus chikungunya. As a result, the vaccine can trigger an immune response that protects against infection in the future. As another state the advantages of low cost vaccine researchers.