Scientists recently found that Zika Virus can be prevented through a vaccine during the tenure of pregnancy in order to protect the unborn baby from any kinds of infections or birth defects due to the same. A study by the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) states that certain vaccines can protect the foetus from Zika Virus.
Professors of UTMB are of the view that Zika vaccineswork on the mice, and they are the first to prove the same. In fact, they are on the lookout for the vaccine for the people all across the globe. Researchers at this university have found out that two types of vaccines that can help protect the unborn babies target Zika Virus. This concludes earlier assumption, which was not proven at any of the levels. All this shows the emergence of Zika Virus soon in the picture.
Test result of medicine on mice fetuses
These two vaccines were initially tested on mice fetuses, and they were protected from contracting Zika. A test on human beings is still on the way, but it is considered that since the mice and human beings are genetically similar so the tests would prove positive in this case. All this confirms the ability of the vaccines in preventing any kinds of birth defects in human beings.
It is a well-known fact that fetuses contracting the virus are bound to be affected by the birth defects for sure, and nothing can prevent the same. However, the disease does not seem deadly to adults and affects them in a similar manner. But still a vaccine is quintessential and must be developed to protect and save the human beings from the harmful effects of this virus.
Thus, many teams across the world try to develop this vaccine as it is still in the testing mode, and it prevents all kinds of birth defects in the fetuses, including mice as well as human beings as they are genetically similar. Hence, these Zika vaccines are under development and once prepared would prove helpful and give positive results.
The testing of Zika Virus was done on the female mice before they got pregnant as they were vaccinated and then exposed to the virus during their pregnancy. They come clean regardless of the virus, and the fetuses showed no effects of any kinds of disease or birth defects.
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In a nutshell, the researchers by the above university are based on the data which helps in testing the Zika vaccine’s ability to prevent any kinds of birth defects in the human beings at all costs at all points of time.