Brazil probes three deaths with Zika links, aims for vaccine in a year

February 11, 2016 4:32 PM

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Brazil probes three deaths with Zika links, aims for vaccine in a year

BRASILIA Recent laboratory analyses identified Zika virus infections in three people who died in Brazil last year, the health ministry said on Thursday, although authorities could not confirm that Zika alone was responsible for their deaths.

Brazilian Health Minister Marcelo Castro confirmed the findings at a press conference, while announcing that a new partnership with scientists at the University of Texas could lead to laboratory development of a vaccine within a year. He cautioned that full-fledged availability of a vaccine against ...

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