Genital Herpes Vaccine Shows Promise in Mouse Study

March 10, 2015 1:00 PM

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TUESDAY, March 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's a glimmer of hope for millions of people infected with genital herpes: A new study in mice hints at the success of a vaccine against the virus.

Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City report that the vaccine was safe and effective in protecting mice against herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), the virus that causes genital herpes.

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