Zika vaccines and therapeutics: landscape analysis and challenges ahead

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The devastating consequences of Zika virus (ZIKV) infection, leading to congenital Zika syndrome (CZS) and neurological complications such as Guillain–Barre Syndrome (GBS), led the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on February 1, 2016, and to call on the global research and product development (R&D) communities to prioritize the development of preventative and therapeutic solutions. The R&D communities responded rapidly, with 45 vaccine candidates being initially evaluated in non-clinical studies and most progressing to active development.

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