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A Candidate Dengue Vaccine Walks a Tightrope

OPEN The New England journal of medicine | 28 Jul 2015

CP Simmons
Abstract
The most advanced candidate vaccine against dengue viruses, called CYD-TDV, is progressing toward potential registration and review by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2016. CYD-TDV is a formulation of four chimeric yellow fever 17D vaccine viruses, each one engineered to express the surface envelope and prM (membrane) proteins from one of the four serotypes of dengue virus. The surface envelope protein is a target of virus-neutralizing antibodies. The safety and efficacy of CYD-TDV after the administration of three doses over a 12-month period was recently measured in two pediatric phase 3 trials in Latin America(1) and Southeast Asia.(2) The . . .
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Gene, Ribavirin, Dengue fever, Fever, Influenza, Virus, Protein, Malaria
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