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A Big Step Forward In The Search For A Zika Vaccine05:55
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A group of rhesus macaque monkeys groom one another on Cayo Santiago, known as Monkey Island off the eastern coast of Puerto Rico. Today, researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center announced very promising results after testing three Zika vaccine candidates on rhesus monkeys. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
A group of rhesus macaque monkeys groom one another on Cayo Santiago, known as Monkey Island off the eastern coast of Puerto Rico. Today, researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center announced very promising results after testing three Zika vaccine candidates on rhesus monkeys. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
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Big news in the search for a Zika vaccine: Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center announced today they've had very promising results testing three different vaccine candidates in primates. They're calling for clinical trials in humans to start as soon as possible.

Meantime, there are now 15 confirmed cases of Zika in Florida acquired from local mosquitoes there.

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Carey Goldberg, editor of WBUR's CommonHealth blog. She tweets@commonhealth.

This segment aired on August 4, 2016.

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