Drug maker, Sanofi Pasteur of France has launched a project to develop a vaccine for Zika virus infection. The company developed a vaccine against Dengue in 2015 and is now in use in Brazil and the Philippines; it also developed the vaccines for Yellow fever and Japanese encephalitis. The company intends to leverage on its past experience and also on the equipment used for the development of the other vaccines.

Brazil, the worst hit country believes it can develop a vaccine against Zika virus under five years from now

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