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Dengue immunity can protect against Zika virus

19:00 EST 12 Nov 2017 | AAAS

(La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology) A study published the Nov. 13, 2017, issue of Nature Communications by La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (LJI) investigator Sujan Shresta, Ph.D., now addresses interplay between dengue and ZIKV infections. It reports that mice rendered immune to dengue show 'cross-protection' from subsequent Zika infection and then identifies specific types of immune T-cells capable of defending against both viruses. These revelations have profound implications for efforts to build a potent anti-Zika vaccine.

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