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NIH Chief Doctor on Zika Virus: We’re ‘Very Aggressively Pushing Towards Developing a Vaccine’


Appearing on New York AM 970 radio show “The Cats Roundtable,” National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Anthony Fauci announced they were “pushing aggressively towards developing a vaccine” for the Zika Virus.

“Hopefully, we’ll be able to get to clinical trials within the next several months,” he told host John Catsimatidis.

Dr. Fauci shared that NIH has had success coming up with vaccines for similar viruses such as West Nile and Yellow Fever.

The Head of the National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases later said the only issue with the virus is that it could seriously affect pregnant women. Other than affecting women who are pregnant, he said the virus is a “generally not very serious virus.”

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