Insect protection

Live but non-replicating vaccines, courtesy of insects

By forcing an insect virus that does not infect humans to express clinically relevant viral antigens, a Texas team is creating vaccines that are as immunogenic as live pathogens, without the danger of causing disease. The group is test-driving the platform on the neglected tropical disease Chikungunya, with an eye to broadening its use for prevention and diagnosis of Zika, West Nile and other viral

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