A vaccine that changes the way our body responds to mosquito bites could protect us from diseases the insects carry, and also seems to make mosquitoes lay fewer eggs
29 November 2021
A vaccine designed to protect against all mosquito-borne diseases by changing the way our immune system responds to bites has been shown to be safe in a small human trial. The results suggest it should reduce infections by the Zika virus, and also show that mosquitoes that feed on vaccinated people lay fewer eggs.
“The results are very positive,” says Olga Pleguezuelos at PepTcell, one of the companies involved in developing the vaccine with funding from the UK and US governments.
The hope is that the …