Study: Vaccine protects monkeys from Chikungunya virus

01/28/2010 | Reuters

A viruslike-particle vaccine was found to be effective in protecting monkeys from a deadly mosquito-borne infection, called Chikungunya virus, U.S. researchers said. They said the technique might be used in developing vaccines against O'nyong-nyong virus and other pathogenic alphaviruses. They plan to subject the experimental vaccine to human trials, one of the scientists said.

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