Tuesday, August 12, 2003

West Nile vaccine shows promise

Some signs of hope in the fight against West Nile.
By using DNA from the Kunjin virus, which is milder but from the same strain as West Nile, researchers say they may be able to provide a safe and effective vaccine for the disease ...

Though a human vaccine may still be years away, the researchers, led by Roy Hall at Australia's University of Queensland, have successfully immunized mice against the West Nile virus with the DNA vaccine.