Possible Antibody cocktail to treat Zika

A new antibody “cocktail” promises to provide effective, if temporary, protection against the Zika virus, a new study reports. A blend of three potent antibodies completely prevented Zika infection in a group of four lab monkeys, said senior researcher David Watkins, a professor of pathology with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Regular injections of these antibodies potentially could provide vital protection to pregnant women either living in or traveling to areas where Zika is widespread, Watkins said. Science Translational Medicine – Neutralizing human monoclonal antibodies prevent Zika virus infection in macaques Zika can cause devastating neurological birth … Continue reading Possible Antibody cocktail to treat Zika