31 May '17, 7pm

DoD Vaccine Research Saves Military, Civilian Lives

DoD Vaccine Research Saves Military, Civilian Lives

WRAIR is also finishing trials of a vaccine for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, and is planning another malaria vaccine trial that will start in fall of this year. And it is partnering with Themis-GmbH, an Austrian-based pharmaceutical company, to test a vaccine for chikungunya, a mosquito-borne disease that has appeared in countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Indian and Pacific Oceans and islands in the Caribbean. Although rarely fatal, it can leave infected persons with long-lasting joint pain. And its vast geographic spread causes military leaders significant concern for their troops.

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