WHO:Links between Zika virus,microcephaly to be identified in weeks

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Geneva, Feb.12(ANI): The World Health Organisation (WHO) is expecting that the suspected links between the Zika Virus and two neurological disorders, microcephaly in babies and Guillain-Barre in adults, will be established within weeks.

The link between Zika and Guillain-Barre is highly probable revealedMarie-Paule Kieny, WHO Assistant Director-General for Health Systems and Innovation,reports The Himalayan Times.

She said it would take at least 18 months to start clinical trials on humans of candidate vaccines against Zika,

Kieny added that ‘Two vaccine candidates seem to be more advanced, a DNA vaccine from the US National Institutes for Health, and an inactivated product from Bharat Biotech, in India.'(ANI)

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