New vaccine to prevent chikungunya developed

August 15, 2014 2:07 PM

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WASHINGTON: In a breakthrough, scientists have developed a new vaccine candidate to provide protection from the mosquito-borne viral illness chikungunya.

The experimental vaccine elicited neutralising antibodies in all 25 adult volunteers who participated in a recent early-stage clinical trial conducted by researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

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