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23 Vaccine projects against Zika virus are in development, says WHO

23 Vaccine projects against Zika virus are in development, says WHO

"Experts agree that the development of a vaccine against the Zika virus is imperative," he said. "Projects in progress may start clinical trials before the end of 2016, but it may take years before a fully tested and licensed vaccine is available," he added. These early studies are focused on vaccine availability for pregnant or reproductive age women due to the risk of microcephaly.

According to the WHO Director-General, more than 30 companies are currently working on the development of new diagnostic tests of Zika's infection. "With regard to new medical products, experts agree that a reliable diagnostic test available at the time of care is the most urgent priority," he said. The idea of ​​the Organization is to create analyzes to guide the development of these tests and to accelerate the process for these products to undergo evaluation by regulatory agencies in a number of countries.


Ice Bucket Challenge Helps Find Gene Linked to Stephen Hawking's Disease

Ice Bucket Challenge Helps Find Gene Linked to Stephen Hawking's Disease

By 2014, the world stopped to face a challenge: to record a video by throwing in itself a bucket of cold water. Many celebrities and anonymous people joined the campaign, even without knowing that the goal was to raise funds for research from the ALS Association, the American association responsible for research on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

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Lot of drug for high blood pressure is prohibited by Anvisa

Lot of drug for high blood pressure is prohibited by Anvisa

According to Anvisa, the resolution takes effect from the date of its publication and is valid for a period of ninety days. The measure was published in the Official Gazette of the Union. "A precautionary interim measure is a precautionary and temporary measure adopted in case of violation of sanitary legislation or of imminent health risk, as in cases of suspected quality deviations that may The prohibition may be partial or total, of industrial, commercial or healthcare establishments, as well as batches of products that do not observe or disobey sanitary norms.

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