Cuba working to develop vaccine against dengue fever
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- Health and Medicine
- 11 / 15 / 2006
The director of Cuba's biotechnology institute said Tuesday that researchers have begun testing a genetically engineered vaccine in monkeys, but remain five years away from an effective vaccine that could safely be used in humans.
"The most effective thing would be to have a preventative vaccine," said Dr. Gerardo Guillen, director of biomedical research at the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology. "It will be a very important result."