Researchers receive federal grant to create new vaccine for Junin virus

04/21/2011 | Galveston County Daily News (Texas), The

Researchers with the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, Calif., and the University of Texas Medical Branch are collaborating to develop a safer vaccine against Junin virus, a fatal hemorrhagic fever pathogen that can be passed on to humans through the urine of rodents, which are immune to the virus. The researchers will use $4.8 million in grant funding from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

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