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Scientists at the University of Texas have managed to clone the Zika virus. The virus copy has already been able to infect mosquitoes

Scientists at the University of Texas have managed to clone the Zika virus. The virus copy has already been able to infect mosquitoes

The search results were published in the journal Cell Host & Microbe and help scientists to develop a more effective vaccine against the Zika virus more quickly and effectively. So much so that they expect to have a formula ready in a few months.

However, after the vaccine is developed, it will still need to undergo human testing, which can take years. However, the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases hopes to get the vaccine ready for this type of test in September. With information from the BBC.


Malu Mader talks about disease in the liver:

Malu Mader talks about disease in the liver: "We only learn in suffering"

The actress Malu Mader was in the Encuentro program in network Globo, this Monday (22), and recalled a difficult moment of his life. She said that at the age of 19 she was diagnosed with a liver tumor. "I thought it was cancer, but it was benign, I went to New York to operate there," she said. "This experience was very traumatic, but we only learn in suffering, of course we all suffer at some point some setback, I speak in the sense of looking at the beast from the front and trying to get out of it transformed," he said.

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Aedes aegypti: solution is to reduce mosquito population, believes specialist

Aedes aegypti: solution is to reduce mosquito population, believes specialist

The development of a vaccine for yellow fever in the 1930s and the eradication of the mosquito that transmitted the disease, Aedes aegypti, in the 1950s, has made the government to relax the mosquito control measures, which allowed them to be reintroduced in the country in the late 1960s, said Delsio Natal, a professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the School of Public Health, University of São Paulo (USP).

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