VSV-ZEBOV was originally developed by Canada’s public health agency before being licensed to NewLink Genetics, which then signed a deal handing Merck the responsibility to research, develop, manufacture and distribute it.
A vaccine for the Ebola virus – the first of its kind in the disease’s 40-year recorded history – shows promise in trials in Guinea, according to a report released Friday in the medical journal Lancet.
Those involved in funding the trial called it a “remarkable” result and said the co-operation between organisations and countries that allowed it to come about augured well for future outbreaks of unsafe viruses.
A mosquito collection from Minooka has tested positive for West Nile Virus – the first detection of the virus in Grundy County this year, according to a news release from the Grundy County Health Department.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Following a positive report of West Nile Virus in the city two weeks ago, the City of Riverton trapped a second time during the week and again on Monday night, according to Nancy Pieropan, assistant supervisor of Fremont County Weed and Pest. “The...
This week, the Health Department launched its annual larvicide application program to reduce the mosquito population and prevent West Nile Virus (WNV) and other mosquito-borne diseases. “One of the pools trapped on July 30 tested positive for West Nile virus”.
However, a vaccine has not been licensed yet, as it still remains experimental. And to be honest I wasn’t sure if I ever would have expected this to happen during my active (career) time. But in science, assumptions don’t count – data do.