Scientists have identified antibodies effective against both Dengue and Zika viruses
June 23, 2016 - Paris, France
Scientists from the Institut Pasteur and the CNRS in Paris, in collaboration with Imperial College, London and the University of Vienna have identified antibodies that are effective in neutralizing both the Dengue virus and the Zika virus. The results of their research were published in the journal Nature on June 23rd 2016.
In an earlier study, the scientists had identified antibodies that are effective against the four types of Dengue. These new findings increase the possibility of producing a vaccine to act against two types of virus at once.