New ‘Powder’ Vaccine for Measles Found Effective in Humans

November 28, 2014 1:15 PM

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What if there were vaccines that didn’t use needles? Sounds too good to be true? Well, that’s exactly what a new measles vaccine seems to be- a team of experts have developed a measles vaccine that is in the powder form, aimed at improving coverage. Needless to say, this vaccine would be quite easy to administer.

Basically, this vaccine, which is in the form of a dry powder, can be delivered with a puff of air, and has already proved its efficacy in human trials. Earlier animal trials of this measles vaccine have also been successful, and it seems, very soon we may have it for use.

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