Scientists discover how dengue vaccine fails to protect against disease

(University of North Carolina Health Care) Researchers discovered that a small subpopulation of antibodies binding to unique sites on each serotype are linked to protection. The research, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, provides important information for vaccine developers to consider when creating a dengue vaccine, which has long eluded scientists.
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news