WPR News
8:26 pm
Tue January 4, 2005

Researchers Have Success with West Nile Vaccine

Laramie, Wy – Researchers with the National Institutes of Health are having lots of success with a vaccine for West Nile Virus. They recently tested a form of it in mice.
Wyoming's West Nile Coordinator, Doctor Terry Creekmore, says it is valid and could improve another vaccine that uses the yellow fever virus. But, Creekmore says this new vaccine is not very far along in the process. The Yellow Fever virus vaccine is the furthest along, but it is still two to three years away from coming on the market.
Creekmore says there are several ongoing attempts at creating a vaccine. The Yellow Fever vaccine is in the first of three phases of human testing.